Thursday, June 4, 2009

Elephant work-in-progress


I've had this elephant drawn out on canvas for about a year. Waiting patiently, as elephants do. Waiting for the time to be right. Waiting for me to be ready to experiment. Waiting for me to dive in. Let's dive, shall we?


This is about loosening up - big brushes, big canvas (18 x 24 inch,) big color, big brushstrokes. Big animal. Big power. Big medicine. Big energy that I want to convey. So far it's been big fun. :-)


I can't wait to see how this turns out...

15 comments:

lucky kachina dancer said...

I can't wait either! It looks like it's going to be beautiful!

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Oh, how wonderfully exciting!! Cant wait to see Mr. Elephant progress.

artbyakiko said...

Wonderful start! What is the medium?

Kathleen Coy said...

Thanks gals.

Akiko, it's acrylic. :-)

Mona said...

It's going to be great Kathleen. I know what it's like to have paintings patiently waiting, but it feels so good to me, too, when I get back to them. Great & bold session on the elephant!

Kelly said...

Awesome!!!

Totally Timmy said...

Oh I can already tell that it is going to be awesome!

First Draught Farm said...

I can't wait to see it finished! Even as it stands now, Kathleen, it's beautiful! -kat

Gary Keimig said...

looks like a good start. Should be a good one

Kathleen Coy said...

Thank you everyone, I really appreciate your comments!
Hugs,
Kathleen

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I love how this is coming along. Elephants are in my top 5! :)

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Oooo, can't wait to see how it turns out! I'm sure it will be stunning!

marnie vollenhals said...

That is beautiful!

C-ingspots said...

Ooh, I'm loving him!! I love elephants!!

The mini of your eye is very cool too.

DEB said...

Beautiful! I love painting elephants, with all their folds and textured hides, and those soulful eyes!