from a dad's view

Elephant – last of three

My scanner is the worst, but here it is.  The color is much better in real life but I just can’t seem to adjust the scanner to pick it up.  These have been extremely popular here at work and with family, which is surprising to me because of the bright colors.  I hope you like!

34 responses

  1. Persephone

    Good work!

    August 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

  2. Ancient eyes — an expression of timelessness here. I like it. Love your use of blue.

    August 12, 2010 at 1:36 pm

  3. REyan, this series is absolutely incredible. The colors are gorgeous and the technique is wonderful. I think you have stumbled onto something here. Why don’t you try a giraffe? That could be great!

    August 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm

  4. aswirly

    I really love this series. They would look beautiful framed side by side.

    August 12, 2010 at 3:58 pm

  5. absolutely, stunningly gorgeous! I’m really enjoying all of your animal paintings. This elephant is especially beautiful.

    August 12, 2010 at 6:21 pm

  6. Okay, I didn’t think you could top the rhino, but I love this one even more. It’s incredibly realistic. The longer I look at it, the more colors and textures I notice. Really stunning, Ryan!

    August 12, 2010 at 6:26 pm

  7. Like is a understatement I love this, the mixture of colors and how you blend it and get all those texture CRAZY!!

    August 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm

  8. OH WOW! Definitely the tops! I am very impressed with your color choices for these three watercolors and you went all out on the elephant. These are absolutely wonderful and expressive!

    August 12, 2010 at 7:28 pm

  9. Camilla

    I LOVE it! It is amazing! My son would love it too because he has a thing about elephants these days. Walking around making noise and pretending to be one. 🙂 (He 2,5 just so you know… haha)

    August 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    • That is funny, my daughter whom I just took to college this weekend had a thing about wild cats. At about the same age she would craw on all fours and roll her shoulder blades on her back to imitate that of a tiger, while she purred and roared. Oh to be a kid again!

      August 17, 2010 at 5:10 am

  10. Tasneem R

    Off course I liked it ! Your painting and the use of colors is just superb!
    Identify these great inventors and discoverers.

    August 13, 2010 at 2:50 am

  11. Oh WOW! You are on a roll, Ryan! This is beautiful and I like the way you let the color drip into the white!

    *clapping with glee*

    August 13, 2010 at 9:31 am

    • Thank you Beth,
      Sorry for the delayed response. I have been busy moving my oldest to her college dorm… sniffle, sniffle! I already miss her and it’s only been a few days! But so proud of her!

      August 17, 2010 at 4:56 am

  12. Oh wow Ryan, beautiful piece. I’m loving this series too, there is so much character in each piece. Just lovely.

    August 14, 2010 at 3:06 am

    • Thank you!
      This is all new to me but I ton of fun.
      How are things going for you?

      August 17, 2010 at 4:54 am

  13. Love your color blending! You came up with a beautiful new technique, it really works!

    August 15, 2010 at 7:32 am

    • Thank you Alex,
      These paintings have been a lot of fun for me, and very different for me in technic.

      August 17, 2010 at 4:52 am

  14. spammyrice

    I really love the colors and the detail on the trunk of the elephant. Very beautiful!

    August 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

    • Thank you and welcome to my blog. I hope to have more soon.

      August 17, 2010 at 4:44 am

  15. Francis

    Wow, i really admire your work. The series of animal is really inspiring. I like how the colours blend to each other and the salt crystal really make the magic happen. Nice painting Ryan

    August 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm

  16. Angela Conley

    Wow, this is beautiful. I love the colors and texture, and especially the composition/how you cropped this creature. Excellent!

    August 17, 2010 at 4:26 pm

  17. WOW WOW WOW and WOW

    August 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm

  18. I gave up scanning my pictures for the very same reason that I could not gett the colour right so I turned to the digital camera and get much better results.

    August 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm

  19. Wow. This is a amazing.

    August 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm

  20. Absolutely stunning–composition and colors–somehow with bright colors you captured the old and weathered look of the elephant. I Love this.

    September 2, 2010 at 11:14 am

  21. napabelle

    Ah! this one is so special, and so beautiful ! blue.. what a wonderful idea!
    You sure have a way with colors. I did a whole series on elephants, way back when.. I have a thing for elephants. In fact, I started painting because of an elephant. Someone told me I had an elephant in my living-room. Not sure what he was talking about (I am french, and don’t always know the expressions), my reaction was “Oh, he will get lonely”.. and I painted a whole bunch of elephants. !!

    October 1, 2010 at 6:39 am

  22. Wow!!!

    I love it!

    October 14, 2010 at 4:03 am

    • Thank you, and I can tell that you love animals.

      October 14, 2010 at 4:39 am

  23. I could scream. Love elephants and this one even more because of the colors used. Ditto on the hippo and how you rendered only a portion of him. Yikes! Margie

    January 31, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    • Thank you again for the sweet comment and for visiting. The elephant and zebras were amoung the most popular at my last show, and the hippo is one of my favorites but a lot of people just doesn’t see it. I enjoyed your blog and will be visiting often. Thanks again!

      January 31, 2011 at 4:28 pm

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