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Monday, 20 January 2014

Paintings 16, 17 and 18


Elephant Walk
from a photo by Edmund Williams

After a slightly frustrating weekend of my brushes not doing what I wanted them to do (apparently it happens to even the best artists!) I finally had a successful painting last night,  reaching painting no. 18 of the 30 paintings in 30 days.  

I suppose I'd better show you painting no. 16 and 17 as well !!  Painting no. 16 was this ragged ruffian of a crow which I wanted to give a ragged feel to but overdid it and it mostly looks a mess but I attempted a rescue with some ink and quite like the ink on the tail feathers so not a complete disaster hopefully.  Painting no. 17 was a play with colour and tone using the same photo as I used for the painting above.   I love Edmund's photo so much I'll be painting these elephants a third time,  in a larger version and will take more time and care over it - I like the colour palette I used for painting 18 as I think it gives a hot and dusty feel to the scene and hope that comes across to the viewer.  I'm trying to keep up with the rest of you 30 day painters - hope you're all keeping up and enjoying the excuse to paint every day!


Painting no. 16 - Ragged Ruffian
Painting no. 17 - Elephants



3 comments:

  1. Sharon, your love of animals shows in your paintings, they are delightful. I hope you get his comment as I am having a lot of trouble with blogging today and am giving up after this comment.

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  2. Thanks much for sharing that you are having your isses as well, some times it feels like it only is happening to yourself. I qauite like the viewpoint of the elephants, not usual. Also wanted to apologize for not getting to you when you posted the self portrait - you did an awesome job on that. Have enjoyed all your different subjects.

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