Every Day in May Challenge: Baby Elephant

"Milk" Baby Elephant (Watercolour)

“Milk” – Baby Elephant (Watercolour)

Another week whizzes by! I’m still just about managing to keep up with the Every Day in May Challenge, although I am now constantly one day behind… today I thought I had found time to complete the two outstanding pieces to bring me up to speed, but after searching for inspiration for the subject “milk” I found this gorgeous baby elephant¬†on Paintmyphoto and that was the end of that plan.

Instead of finding two simple and quick pieces I spent the rest of the afternoon completely lost in this painting, trying to capture that mischievous eye and his beautiful pink/brown skin. At 10.30pm tonight I finally decided it was finished enough to submit for the challenge, however,¬†now I’m wondering whether it needs a background …. And that floating hand is giving me much cause for concern! I might have to revisit this one.