View Full Version : WDE 29 Nov. Elephants Morning Stroll

11-29-2013, 09:43 PM
7.5x9 gouache on partially gessoed light blue matboard, done this afternoon with 1 hour painting time. Ellies were drawn with Staedtler 03 liner pen. Last week I had applied one coat of white gesso at random on the Crescent mat scrap, so if you count that time, add about 10 minutes prep time :cat:
This scan shows to be a bit darker than the actual work. Thank you, Joel, for the lovely images!
C&C welcome :cool:

11-30-2013, 12:58 AM
This is wonderful Kay, I love the grass and the sense of movement as those beautiful elephants make their ponderous way through it.

11-30-2013, 04:59 AM
This is very beautiful! I love the colors on them :thumbsup:

11-30-2013, 05:41 AM
very nice, I like the morning stroll!!!

Shirl Parker
11-30-2013, 09:43 AM
I'm not usually inclined to look at at elephant paintings, because they always seem so drab. But in light of the animals you've done lately, I knew I better make an exception. I was not disappointed. Outstanding :clap:

11-30-2013, 10:33 AM
Good work!:)

11-30-2013, 11:19 AM
This is great Kay - love the ellies sauntering through the high grass - you can almost feel their lumbering pace.

11-30-2013, 03:28 PM
What a beauty :)

Awesome painting, love it

11-30-2013, 07:03 PM
Wow Kay this is enthralling! I love the way you added colors - especially the blue sky at the far end. The foreground grass is outstanding as well as the rendering of the elephants' skin. Overall a great piece! Thank you so much for participating!

11-30-2013, 08:46 PM
Thanks everyone! They're hard to do for me as I'm a colorist, and their hide is so grey brown neutral! In the foreground had to add some hot orange blooms just to spice it up.

12-01-2013, 01:20 AM
Beautiful Kay! Love the freshness of this elephant painting.


La Paz
12-01-2013, 04:00 PM
Good Painting. I also love the movement in the grasses and background.

12-01-2013, 05:45 PM
nice one! love the textures in this painting! :)

12-02-2013, 10:15 PM
Love your elephants and all the grasses, but the bright red is off putting and doesn't seem to belong. Then, you said the colors were darker than in real life, so orange might look good in the original.

12-02-2013, 11:08 PM
so different from the intenseness of Dean's rendering... sweet, lighter... maybe.... honey, the unfortunate choice of 'blood red' in the front plain-ole hurts to look at.... then I read that you said flowers... maybe stems needed or something... a bush??.... as a graphics person, right now it looks to me like a statement: lovely day, nice stroll... KER POW.... I'm sorry....:(

12-03-2013, 08:53 AM
As I said, I used hot orange which is transparent pyrrol orange by Daniel Smith...it just looks red but is not. My scanner made everything look darker value.

12-03-2013, 09:42 AM
Love your colors, Kay!

Viewer interpretation...I understand what Kor means. Because that's what I see now that she has mentioned it. But the original meaning of flowers was my first response. Plus the color orange would be a relief from blood red.
Hope you don't mind me jumping in.

Charlie's Mum
12-03-2013, 11:04 AM
I like the ellies and their setting and the grass colour ..... I thought 'brilliant splashing for the flowers' then read Kor's thought. Could be taken either way - a ref. to their plight ..... doesn't take anything away from the work!

12-03-2013, 02:51 PM
Lovely saturated colours Kay

12-03-2013, 09:07 PM
Beautiful well proportioned elephants and the background captures the hot dusty atmosphere.

12-04-2013, 06:47 AM
Hey Kay:wave: the heavy lumps look great:thumbsup: love the red splatter:clap:

12-04-2013, 09:30 AM
wonderful fresh approach

12-04-2013, 06:38 PM
Kay... I was going to apologize in 'private msg', but figured I mouthed off in public, I better apologize the same way.... I'm so sorry.... "a reference to their plight"... Mum's sweet comment; yes, that's what I felt, but having 'felt', should have walked on and shut up... I'm so sorry... I didn't mean to take away from your post, please know that.... :o Penitent NonnyKor

12-04-2013, 07:17 PM
This painting tells a story and shows the bond between the two of them, very touching.

12-04-2013, 08:50 PM
Nicely done Kay.


12-05-2013, 03:09 AM
wow, beautiful!!! love the textures!

12-05-2013, 09:48 AM
Awesome..... did I saw awesome... love your stuff....

12-05-2013, 02:05 PM
Beautiful painting, Kay, love the texture on the elephants