Thursday, February 15, 2018

Elephant in Acrylics

Acrylics are a relatively new medium to me.While watercolour painting allows me to mix my colours on paper, letting them run and find their own space on the surface; painting in acrylic is totally different - a brush mark stays strictly where you put it! I don't fancy painting every hair or every cell of the body-- though I am in awe of those who can do it-- so I really needed to find a way to mix my colours on canvas. This is what I came up with, using brush strokes of different colours to create an impression of colours merging into each other, blurring the boundaries.I think it gives the painting a fragmented look which I sort of like.
Spent too many days on this one, now I am feeling the usual pain in the neck which means I won't be able to paint for a few days.How I wish I could paint 24x7!

Coral King
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas


  1. This is a great work. I am generally scared of acrylics as they dry so fast and I am a slow worker.

    1. True, Asit. I am also learning to deal with this trait of acrylics- after extremely fluid watercolours, it can be a little scary!

  2. This is stunning!
    your choice of colors is really striking and it is beautifully painted.
    Great piece of work!