Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Watercolor Elephant - still a work in progress





Although it may not look like much has been accomplished on my elephant, let me assure you that it has taken hours and hours to put the detail in his long trunk - 24" long, and every inch needing to show the texture of his skin as you see above.  Ears and eyes are just about done, the head is half done, and then I have to tackle the skin of the legs and chest. In spite of the tediousness of all this detail, I still really like this painting, and my husband says he "loves" it. That is a very high compliment from him!!! None of the above pictures have the color altered in Photoshop, so I hope your monitor shows how beautiful the colors are in this painting. Next time I post him, I hope to have him either completed or very close to completion.





8 comments:

Michelle said...

I know Syd has good taste. :)

This is coming along beautifully! The texture is just right - those hours are worth it.

Lee Ann said...

Oooh - this is marvelous! Can't wait to see the finished piece.

Kim said...

I agree with Dad!

Joanne said...

Thanks, Michelle! I know that it will be worth all the effort and patience! Yup - Syd does have good taste - he likes your paintings too!!! :-)

Joanne said...

Hi Lee Ann,
Thanks for your visit, and for stopping to make a comment! My elephant and I have spent many hours together - but I am hoping he will be ready to "leave home" this time next week. :-)

Joanne said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I guess you know that your dad loves special people, and likes special things... you are a special person! hehe

Vern Schwarz said...

Hi Joanne, this is coming along beautifully. I can well imagine the time you are spending on this, and anxiously await it's completion.

Joanne said...

Hi Vern!
Thanks for the visit - I know you understand how long some paintings can take to complete! Are you home now for a while, or back on the road for work? I am hoping you are painting or sketching all the time you have to be away from home! ttyl