I transferred the image from the photo with the help of grid lines and using chalk onto the black gesso canvas. Then add layers of acrylic paint. Here is the painting of elephants in process.
Here is the finished painting of "Love the Elephants", acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14".
My color palette: white, dioxazine purple, nickel azo gold, iron oxide, burnt umber and others.
Brighten the leaves and grass with glaze of yellow. Glaze the elephants with azo gold and iron oxide.