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Noula
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

Athena

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2013/243521-ElephantsAtWaterhole.JPG

connievanwinssen
06-12-2013, 05:02 AM
Very pretty!:)

justjean
06-12-2013, 08:35 AM
Love this, the sketch and the colours :thumbsup:

Deano
06-12-2013, 08:48 AM
Wow, Athena...I really like this!! Great sense of light and form on those pachyderms!

Noula
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.

artastic
06-12-2013, 01:34 PM
wow, this is gorgeous

Rundun
06-12-2013, 03:12 PM
very nice work Imelda

skappy
06-12-2013, 04:58 PM
Very nice Athena!
Robert

artsy_lissa
06-12-2013, 06:08 PM
:thumbsup: :clap: Amazing work! Great attention to details. Many clappies. ~Lissa

Scotkatidid
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!

crispur2005
06-12-2013, 11:44 PM
Oh my goodness, this is wonderful Athena. Bravo.

robertsloan2
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.

guilliame
06-13-2013, 09:14 AM
Hey Athena:wave: good palette,wonderful washes and fusions:thumbsup: one of your best:clap:

"J"
06-13-2013, 01:53 PM
I really like this version and love the color palette.

Charlie's Mum
06-13-2013, 03:42 PM
A very sensitive painting Athena - really lovely!

RubyRedDog2
06-13-2013, 05:20 PM
This is amazingly beautiful!! Love everything about it.

Gail

eyepaint
06-14-2013, 10:52 AM
Love the colours you used here. Creates a wonderful atmosphere :)

Scattykat
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!

m50paul
06-15-2013, 07:22 AM
Very nice.... good job!

rozzi
06-15-2013, 08:23 AM
:clap: Beautiful painting - you really made these elephants a work of art. Really really super.