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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


  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.

  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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