Thursday, April 28, 2016

Virtual Paintout 26: Sri Lankan Princess!

Yay, I finished in time!

This paintout was irresistible. How could I NOT paint an adorable little elephant I discovered along the roadside in Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka.

That's where the Virtual Paintout gang went for the month of April: to Sri Lanka. It was a blast! They revere elephants there, and even decorate and beautifully paint them for festivals. 

In light of that, I imagined my little Asian elephant was on her way to a Festival, and gave her a leg bracelet with turquoise stones and golden bells.

Here is the original location where I found her (you can click on any pics to enlarge):

The design surrounding our Princess was influenced by the traditional style of arts and crafts in Sri Lanka, and I left some of the birch wood showing in the finished painting.

First layers and linework:

Starting to add shading and hints of color:

 Working on grasses and the Princess:

"Sri Lankan Princess"
Sri Lanka
acrylic on 8x8x1.5  cradled birch

I hope you enjoyed meeting our Sri Lankan Princess!



  1. It turned out beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by with such a nice comment, Oct!

  2. I absolutely love your elephant. She's beautiful! I think you captured the spirit of the princess and where she lives.

    1. Aww, thanks Mary. I'm glad you enjoy her.

  3. It is amazing and beautiful! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

    1. I appreciate that, Linda. Thank you for visiting. :-)