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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Amber Skies- Elephant Painting

9x12
Having bought Quinacridone Purple from W& N recently, I though , ''why not try a cityscape with this"...!
The paper I used was Hahnemuhle(NOT) which worked very well for my elephant series.But it turned out that this paper is not ideal for washes.So my first painting failed miserably!
I painted the above scene afterwards,primarily to use up the color on my palette and also to boost my sagging confidence!Combined it with cadmium orange and a hint of cobalt blue.The purple is quite intense -- I like it.At least the session of more than two hours was not wasted. 

14 comments:

  1. hi Arti, the painting looks amazing and also i love your art blog^_^

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    1. Thanks Devendra.I am glad you enjoyed my blog!

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  2. I LOVE the new purple! This is gorgeous! Arti, you have such a talent for putting colors together in your work! And how very wise of you, to paint something you're comfortable with, to get over a less than satisfactory experience at your easel. I will remember that strategy. :)

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    1. Thanks Katherine.This color is intense and staining; but beautiful, if handled carefully.I think if you leave the easel with a failed painting, you tend to avoid coming back any soon! That's why I almost NEED to have a decent result after every session :)

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  3. Wonderful painting… Glad painting session was saved☺

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    1. Thanks Tony..these elephants don't usually disappoint me!

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  4. Arti - these colors are so good together. I love that purple and your elephants are magnificent. Hope you have a great day and thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Just the good old purple and yellow,Debbie.Glad you like the results. Have a great Sunday.

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  5. Arti, I can't imagine any of your efforts not working. This is another beauty and my love for elephants grows deeper each time you paint them.

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    1. That's so kind of you ,Sherry.I do throw away a lot of paintings,though...But I am glad other people have started liking these elephants- I just love them.

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  6. Hi Arti! I could imagine an elephant book. You know, a coffee table book full of your elephants. I love how these two are tucked in together. Elephant love. Sweet.

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    1. Thank you Julie..may be we could both collaborate on a book some day with your writing skills and my painting....:D

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