Original Contemporary Gorilla Wildlife Portrait Painting
By Artist Diane Griffiths
When I took the original photo for this painting this gorilla had his back to me and was happily munching his food. However, every now and again he would take a peak over his shoulder to see who was there, I was lucky enough to capture one of those moments and that photo was the basis for this painting. I was keen to not remain faithful to the original colours here, I didn’t want one of my striking black and white contrast profiles; I wanted something a little different. Instead I focused on using different colours to build up the light and shade.