Friday, 11 January 2013

Elephants!



 
 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

7 comments:

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

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  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! :)

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

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

      Nicky

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

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

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