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Toolman

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on: March 15, 2017, 02:36:12 AM
Hello again, this is an Indian elephant in acrylic on mdf board
as usual 900mm by 600mm. I started off filling the board with
paint (with this elephant in mind) and it sort of emerged from the
paint and then became an exercise in wrinkles. I'll be going back to
canvas as mdf is too much work before and after the painting part.


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Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 04:33:06 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very well done. The wrinkles are fantastic.    Patricia
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Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 06:49:54 AM
Wowzer, Toolman.  This is fabulous.

Great blend of colors.  Love the limited palette.  What specific blue did you use?  What else?

I can't take my eyes off it.

aloha

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Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 10:08:55 AM
Love this. Well done. :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 11:54:09 AM
Love the cool and warm colours  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 03:09:43 PM
 :heeha: Love the detailing and colourings  O0    Great job  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 09:53:32 AM
Beautiful job on the wrinkles, Toolman!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 06:06:46 PM
Thank you all for your kind observations.
Mea my pallette was White, Payne's Grey, Naples Yellow,
Transparent Red Oxide (ran out of Burnt Sienna) mixed
with Yellow Ochre, a small amount of Mars Black.The
blue effect was from the Payne's Grey with White and
glazing with Payne's Grey. Paints were Atelier Interactive.


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Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 06:39:14 PM
Thanks, Toolman. It is superb!  Hard to believe there is no actual blue!

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Reply #9 on: March 17, 2017, 02:59:35 PM
 O0 I love the wrinkly skin! The color scheme lends to the mystique of the elephant's expression. That must have been a lot of work!  :clap: :clap: :clap: ~Liz


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Reply #10 on: March 17, 2017, 03:46:56 PM
This is amazing, Liz!! I love your color choices!  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 12:51:47 AM
Sharon, this is Toolman's elephant. I've drawn a baby elephant, but never got to paint it yet.
-Liz


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Reply #12 on: March 22, 2017, 05:05:36 AM
Just learn from the Newletter how you got that rich blue.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 03:02:44 AM
Great job - your elephant looks so real! :clap: :clap:


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Reply #14 on: March 23, 2017, 03:40:54 AM
love it.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: congrat to have your painting on the news letter.
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