Tonight I started a much larger Rhino painting. ¬†Unfortunately I had forgotten to take a closeup picture or even a good setup picture, but I expect to work on this for several days so I’ll get better pictures when its done.

Like previous I picked out a photo that I responded to then edited it in Photoshop enough that I felt it was far from the original. Actually in the picture the Rhino on the right was far off and I brought him/her closer to the center. I also de-saturated it to a point of almost black and white then cropped it way in for a very horizontal painting.


At this stage in the painting I’m just getting the drawing correct and not worrying about much else. In fact I just remembered that the photo featured for this post is a bit further on then I actually¬†accomplished on this session. Tonight I only got the drawing done in pencil on this new Arches oil paper.

The Setup

Sorry, forgot to take more photos.


  • Session: 493
  • Work: 468
  • Width: 29"
  • Height: 10"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Painting from photo in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:



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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."