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06-12-2013, 04:33 AM
Thanks Gail for hosting and the lovely refs! The pencil sketch of the elephants took an hour and a half and the watercolor another four hours. The palette choice is Prussian Blue, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber and Violet (Van Gogh paints). First I added a light overall wash and continued wet into wet. 17 x 12
06-12-2013, 05:02 AM
06-12-2013, 08:35 AM
Love this, the sketch and the colours :thumbsup:
06-12-2013, 08:48 AM
Wow, Athena...I really like this!! Great sense of light and form on those pachyderms!
06-12-2013, 10:32 AM
Forgot to add "inches". That is 17 x12 inches on Canson Montval /140lb. This is quite large size for me! Since I have a few sheets left in the Montval pad, I decided to try this paper once again but first stretched it with brown gum paper tape. It dried a bit concave (board to thin) but I liked the taut surface.
Connie, Jean and Deano, thank you for the nice comments.
06-12-2013, 01:34 PM
wow, this is gorgeous
06-12-2013, 03:12 PM
very nice work Imelda
06-12-2013, 04:58 PM
Very nice Athena!
06-12-2013, 06:08 PM
:thumbsup: :clap: Amazing work! Great attention to details. Many clappies. ~Lissa
06-12-2013, 08:06 PM
what a glorious painting of these elephants Athena and the environment you have painted looks more natural for them - excellent and love your choice of colors!
06-12-2013, 11:44 PM
Oh my goodness, this is wonderful Athena. Bravo.
06-13-2013, 01:00 AM
Wow! so atmospheric! Love the depth in scene and the sense of scale, the vastness of both the land and the animals. There's something to dominate a living room! Nice composition and love your palette, the color has a good vibrating intensity to it that harmonizes and keeps the whole scene unified.
06-13-2013, 09:14 AM
Hey Athena:wave: good palette,wonderful washes and fusions:thumbsup: one of your best:clap:
I really like this version and love the color palette.
06-13-2013, 03:42 PM
A very sensitive painting Athena - really lovely!
06-13-2013, 05:20 PM
This is amazingly beautiful!! Love everything about it.
06-14-2013, 10:52 AM
Love the colours you used here. Creates a wonderful atmosphere :)
06-14-2013, 03:22 PM
this is lovely :D
Lake of Trees
06-14-2013, 04:29 PM
Very neat! I like the detail and soft colors in this piece!
06-15-2013, 07:22 AM
Very nice.... good job!
06-15-2013, 08:23 AM
:clap: Beautiful painting - you really made these elephants a work of art. Really really super.
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