Friday 11 January 2013


 I've just been looking round my studio (or spare room as its normally known!) and realised I'm getting a bit obsessed with elephants at the moment!

This is just a few of the many elephants taking over the bed!

 It probably started with this acrylic painting from last year, I had such fun painting all the textures and colours and it sold in an open exhibition.The cards I have produced featuring him have been very popular!

After a recent visit to the local zoo to get more elephant photos - I then painted a few watercolour ACEOs featuring elephants.

 This led to a few larger watercolours!

 And then I started on the prints!
I love making the elephant collagraph prints as it is the perfect medium for getting all those lovely wrinkles and textured skin. I couldn't resist doing a purple elephant too after almost selling out of my purple hippo collagraph prints!

Purple Elephant
Elephant Stroll

I've also been experimenting with my new Gocco printer so of course I had to try an elephant print!

Elephant Stand

 This is my latest large acrylic painting, only just finished and being entered into a local competition.

I've still got lots more photos to work from and I don't think my elephant obsession is quite finished yet so I may need a bigger room to house all my elephants!

Clare xx


  1. Wonderful work Clare - I agree the prints work very well. I love your acrylic ones the most!

  2. Wonderful! I'm such a fan of whimsical elephants- I'd love to see one cradling a girl in its trunk. Beautiful work!

    Thanks for sharing this on the Etsy Blog Team! :)

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    1. Thank you, I'm not good at painting people but it would make a lovely picture!

    2. What a fine collection of Elephants! Your work is brilliant - it brings them to life so well.


  3. You've captured these wonderful animals so well. I'm sure you're latest elephant painting will do well in the competition.

    1. Your elephants are charming and delightful. Beautiful and fun works.