The challenge was to paint something monochrome using one color and concentrating on values. I picked a photo that I had taken at the zoo several years ago as I really liked the light on him. I also decided to paint loosely as to me that just suited this guy. I chose burnt umber as my color of choice after trying out several other colors but it gave me the warmth that I was going for and also a warm light tone. It is painted on Arches 10 1/2 x 14 1/2
I was really delighted how this turned out.