“The Elephant Watches”

This 18 x 22 watercolor on 300 lb paper was done in layers using masking and then painting the entire sheet with a watercolor wash and then repeating the process until the very darkest layer is finally done. When I took of the masking that kept the layers from getting darker, it did pull of some of the color so I did have a lot of painting to do when I thought I would be done. I also had to lighten the background areas because they were still too dark! Anyway, I learned a lot and may try this technique again. Interested parties can see more at my website terry-honstead.artistwebsites.com or email me at

15 x 22 watercolor


~ by terryhonstead on July 16, 2012.

2 Responses to ““The Elephant Watches””

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  2. This is absolutely charming! Your attention to even the smallest details always amazes me.

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