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online art
03-22-2012, 09:00 AM
HI everyone,

Just started this elephant family painting - makes a nice change from all the fur I have been doing lately:)

its 16 x 12in oil on canvas as per usual :)

Just a few hours put in to this so far, just at the very basic blocking in stage

There is another earlier pic on my site (http://www.onlineartdemos.co.uk/pages/easel.htm)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Mar-2012/5678-elephant-painting-2.jpg

aRt4us
03-22-2012, 09:38 AM
Now your painting a subject I love most Ele's.
Will be watch as this is great so far.
Painting fun
Gary

KarenESP
03-22-2012, 09:49 AM
Gorgeous already!

birdlady
03-22-2012, 11:22 AM
beautiful and only the understart to it ....goooooooosh

Laurie

evartpat
03-22-2012, 11:48 AM
Looking fabulous!

wildlifeart89
03-22-2012, 12:49 PM
Beautiful Jason. I love elephants, such intelligent and caring creatures...very excited to see how this one turns out!
Paige

tulabula
03-22-2012, 03:16 PM
this is going to be gorgeous! Enjoying the show!

Lexycat
03-22-2012, 03:44 PM
Beautiful start, how come your "just basic blocking in stage" could already be a great painting????:wink2: I love the dark shadowing behind the ears and under the trunks....will be back

skappy
03-22-2012, 04:10 PM
Great start jason
Robert

jbart
03-22-2012, 06:50 PM
Marvelous painting! Anxious to see more.

Misted-Dream
03-22-2012, 06:55 PM
This will be another great painting--I know it already! I really like your composition choice for this one and that strong light.

JennyMK
03-22-2012, 10:23 PM
I can only agree with all above, great start! Beautiful composition!

FaeLynn
03-22-2012, 11:08 PM
Yep... another scorcher. Wow!! I'd be happy just to be able to do what you call your "first block". I will be watching this with admiration!!

Barb'sArt
03-22-2012, 11:22 PM
love Ele's! They are so loving, and caring of their own kind.
Look forward to seeing this one progress Jason, it's superb already!

online art
03-23-2012, 06:59 AM
Glad you all like it so far - I love painting ele's because the paint is so opaque the painting develops real fast :)

online art
03-23-2012, 08:30 AM
update -

Just putting in some lines on the front elephant just so I can see where they go - they look strange now as there are no highlights :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Mar-2012/5678-elephant-painting-3.jpg

kasey1
03-23-2012, 10:23 AM
i love it!

Winky'sMom
03-23-2012, 03:35 PM
Love this family, it's wonderful to watch your piece as it unfolds. Thanks for sharing!

online art
03-23-2012, 04:43 PM
Thanks both :)

wildlifeart89
03-23-2012, 10:53 PM
I think the wrinkles are looking fantastic.:D
Paige

chammi kaiser
03-27-2012, 03:30 AM
Those wrinkles with all their little lines, light and shade, wow, you are doing a fabulous job.

online art
03-28-2012, 03:34 PM
here is the latest update, I still have more to do to make the lines more subtle in areas and also some glazes here and there + thick paint on some grass areas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Mar-2012/5678-elephant-painting-ebay.jpg

Lexycat
03-28-2012, 03:50 PM
Wow, stunning painting, the details on the elephants are just amazing.

Karen70
03-28-2012, 06:52 PM
Wow, indeed. You really are very talented - amazing work!

online art
03-29-2012, 06:50 AM
thanks both

online art
03-29-2012, 06:51 AM
I think it is finished

Will get a good scan soon

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2012/5678-elephant-wetcanvas.jpg

midcoast
03-29-2012, 09:10 AM
Beautiful start Jason!

Nancy

online art
03-29-2012, 09:24 AM
I'm afraid that is actually the finished painting :wink2: :)

midcoast
03-29-2012, 09:33 AM
Oops!! I think we cross-posted... :rolleyes:

The last photo you posted didn't show up as I typed my message...sorry! I only saw posts up to the photo where your hand was applying paint. Ugh - Sorry!!!

The finished painting that I now see before me is gorgeous...! :)

Nancy

online art
03-29-2012, 09:48 AM
Phew - thank you Nancy, I was thinking you wanted me to try even harder :wink2: thanks for the post

Knenk
03-29-2012, 11:56 AM
beautiful painting, love all about them!
Diana

online art
03-29-2012, 01:17 PM
detail views

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2012/5678-elephant-painting-news-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2012/5678-elephant-head-painting.jpg