My first target was the main entrance to "Animal Kingdom". This piece is 6x8" so I had to edit the scene to fit my canvas panel. The actual entrance is quite wide to accomodate the masses of people that enter the park. I chose to go late in the day around 4pm-ish. The crowd was very minimal and I actually left people completely out of my piece. I've never been good at painting people especially on such a small scale. The emptiness of a populace gives this one a very ominous feeling like an abandoned park where maybe the animals have escaped or have total control of the park. My mind plays with all sorts of ideas while working and that makes this one pretty special for me.
|6x8" Animal Kingdom|