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Lady Carol
09-24-2006, 10:43 AM
Post unfinished pieces here for comments and crits if you do not want to start your own thread. Any thoughts and advice, comments, etc, are always greatly appreciated.

09-25-2006, 05:22 PM
I am just starting to learn, but any suggestions are more than welcome. Here is my current WIP -- it's not original, but based off of an instructional painting in a technique book I am reading through. (Acrylic, 9x12 canvas paper.)




Sorry if the pictures are a bit blurry, still learning how to photograph correctly.

09-26-2006, 04:30 PM
Just finished this one:

Elephant Herd - 18"x24"


09-26-2006, 06:08 PM
Nice - ye can almost smell the dust, feel the heat... :)



09-27-2006, 04:16 AM
These are great...Love the elephants...just beautiful work!

09-27-2006, 10:21 AM
Beautiful paintings, Katie and Merritt.

Here's my contribution. 12" X 16" box canvas.


09-28-2006, 02:30 AM
LOVE those elephants! the light on their skin is just perfect, and the blurred background with the one tree in detail is genius. Very nice.

hmmm... takes me back to my days of riding elephants in the jungle in Nepal- magnificent creatures.

09-28-2006, 06:49 AM
these paintings are all very cool....wow..:clap:
here's one almost done, going to 'wave' the reflections a little adjust the sand line, and finish off the near cliff... mostly knife, and fingers!
each canvas 12" x 24 inches (30 x 60 cm)

09-28-2006, 10:07 PM
I love the elephants!

I need to learn how to paint water... it eludes me...

09-29-2006, 12:07 AM
Wow KatieB, that scene reminds me so much of a WDE photo I did of a painting of with hot oil pastels a while back. Looks good, and take my suggestions with a grain. It is helpful sometimes to add variation to the surfaces with distance, or depth or whatrever excuse you can think of to make a variation. You have done well wit hta treally. But maybe a little more wear and tear near the bottom of the doors on the right side would be helpful. You know how rude people are always kicking the door bottoms in the middle of the night to get your attention? They inhale loudly. Same kind of thing can apply to walls in general if they are old. Usually there is some kind of weathering effect visible if it is not a new wall. Just a few ideas to think about for next time.

Love the elephants Merritt. They are certainly magnificent animals!

09-29-2006, 01:48 PM
mseymour I Luv the MOOD you have created in your piece with the elephants !
The limited color palette was a very good choice.

09-29-2006, 04:56 PM
Got time to comment now..
Merritt, Your elephant painting is stunning, agree with all the others, though have only seen elephant in RL at zoos, and once as a child, paraded down the street...(they threw us 'pink elephant' icecreams at the time, straswberry icecream, with tiny chips of choc thrroughout and covered with choc!!) :D
Katie, you have done so well!!.
THere might be 2 areas to look at for angles... the bottom edges of the windows? in the foreground right, they should perhaps follow the bottom edge of steps, and the angle of the pointy corner and bottom of the window box. right now it seems as if the flower box wall and this angled corner are in 2 different planes, they should match, unless the flower box window juts out as a different wall...which it doesn't appear to..
compare these to the ref and see what you think..don't you love the sense of space in this painting though?
Angi, this is looking lovely...reminds me of our ninety mile beach, where you can drive at low tides...there are even speed signs!!! Love the clouds too...

09-30-2006, 06:36 AM
The elephants are brilliant. I love them :)

09-30-2006, 04:08 PM
Another attempt to upload image. I hope this is the right forum for this; if not, please excuse and redirect me. Thanks