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!

  3. Very wonderful painting with so nice colours !!!