The Elephant is Watching

I thought I would post this painting so far. I am not done yet, but you can see the succession of layers that I did in these. I only used antwerp blue, permanent rose, quinacridone gold, and cad yellow light to do the whole painting. I already had several layers done by the first picture. I drew my picture on and then masked off part of it to stay white. Then I poured paint on it and let the paint run and mix. I let this dry and then added another layer of masking. Then I poured again. I would say that I had about eight layers before I took all of the masking off. When I did that, more paint than I had expected came off with it so I had to darken some areas of it again. The two sides that show the background were too dark so I lightened those area up again. I still have more to do on this to darken the neck area and possibly try to darken the decorative part under his chin. I will see. I hope to finish this soon a it is a lot more work than I thought it would be. However, I am having a lot of fun with it!

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~ by terryhonstead on July 13, 2012.

2 Responses to “The Elephant is Watching”

  1. This is very nice. It was very interesting to read about and see your process for this piece.

  2. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your weblog: I’ll aslo be certain to give you the proper anchor text hyperlink using your webpage title: The Elephant is Watching Terryhonstead's Blog. Be sure to let me know if this is acceptable with you. With thanks

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