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  • Writer's pictureSarah Cripps

New painting: Orangutan

I couldn’t resist painting this face! Empathy is an important theme for me and this orangutan is addressing the viewer directly and up close, asking for understanding.


I used a slightly exaggerated colour palette, and different brushes and brushwork for the different textures of the fur, skin and eyes.


Portrait of an orangutan, oil on canvas, 40x50 cm or 16x20 inches, 2023. For sale.

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