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02-14-2007, 12:35 AM
Most of my paintings are in pastel however, this time I am taking the plunge in Acrylics. Have not painted with the tubes and brushes in years....must say it has been loads of fun !!

Always open to all C & C's.....

Will post more as I attempt to finish this wonderful, poweful animal the "Elephant" ....


Claude :wave:

Mark Newton
02-14-2007, 06:45 AM
Always difficult when moving away from your know medium....but also, as you say a lot of fun. Good luck with this one.....looking good so far.

02-14-2007, 07:43 AM
Welcome to Wet Canvas...

Looks like you are off to a great start. Look forward to seeing it progress. Stepping outside your comfort zone is always challenging and hopefully in the end rewarding.

Have some fun.

02-14-2007, 10:49 AM
Good for you for taking the "plunge" :) into something different. You have a good start here...especially with the shape of the head.

02-14-2007, 11:21 AM
Hi Claude, your off to a great start with the elephant. Great to hear you are having a fun time with acrylics.

Selahs art
02-14-2007, 05:03 PM
Great start.


Charlie's Mum
02-14-2007, 05:44 PM
Welcome over here Claude - always good to stretch oneself!
Glad you're enjoying the excursion :D

02-14-2007, 06:10 PM
Yea what they said^^^^ Welcome to acrylics!

02-19-2007, 02:06 PM
Hi to all especially....Mark, Howard, Jon, Ann, Retha, Maureen and Dreamz for your kind words and your great encouragement .....

I got to work on my Elephant today for about 3 hours. Here is where I am at this point..... Decided to get rid of all the white....and filled in with background colors.

I like the way I can layers colours on top of each other and able to get such great effects.....

Please all comments and critiques enjoyed at this end.

Lovin them acrylics....LOL


Claude :wave: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2007/7997-Elephant_2_WIP.JPG

02-19-2007, 04:13 PM
I love the blues.

Mark Newton
02-19-2007, 11:05 PM
It is what makes acrylics so easy to work with and so versatile. They dry so fast, you can very quickly paint over a layer, scumble layers together, vary how wet the paint is on the brush and for me that is *really* important. You can scratch the stuff, brush it, sand paper it, wet over it and reblend...acrylics have a heap of ways of altering the look.

Look forward to more elephant.....good luck.

03-05-2007, 01:59 PM
Well acrylic friends I have finally finished my Elephant!

Cactus - Glad that you like the blues.....it kind of gives him depth !

Mark - Thanks again for your encouragements.....I appriciate them !

Any and C & C's always welcome on this finished acrylic...

Regards to all

Claude :wave: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2007/7997-Elephant_3.JPG

Lady Carol
03-05-2007, 05:59 PM
Well done.

03-06-2007, 10:18 AM
Carol....Thanks and I must say I enjoyed the challenge.


Claude :wave:

03-06-2007, 01:38 PM
You definitely have the 'stay thither' look in his eyes :lol:... nice work...:thumbsup:

Charlie's Mum
03-06-2007, 03:25 PM
He looks quite majestic Claude ... glad you've enjoyed you've little trip into acrylics ... hope it's wetted your appetite for more!

03-06-2007, 06:11 PM
Robert: Thanks yes I worked on that "say thither" look too LOL Many thanks for your kind remarks !!


03-06-2007, 06:12 PM
Maureen: Yes, I sure did enjoy getting my ole acrylic tubes out and giving it my best....LOL


03-06-2007, 06:53 PM
Claude - Welcome to acrylics! I used to do pastels myself, but have focused on acrylics now for awhile as they are SO versatile and provide the rich color that I love. I love glazing medium too and the ability to layer thin colors to get a depth that's nice.

Good job on the elephant - I really like your palette.

03-06-2007, 07:23 PM
Celeste: Thanks for your comments.....I still like my pastels...but acrylics provide me another means to express my art. Love them both.....each has it's own thing !!