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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" ....
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.
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.
02-14-2007, 05:03 PM
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.
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
03-05-2007, 05:59 PM
03-06-2007, 10:18 AM
Carol....Thanks and I must say I enjoyed the challenge.
03-06-2007, 01:38 PM
You definitely have the 'stay thither' look in his eyes :lol:... nice work...:thumbsup:
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 !!
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