Thursday, June 21, 2012

sunrise

acrylic

“At sunrise everything is luminous 
but not clear.” 
― Norman MacleanA River Runs Through It and Other Stories


sharing at PPF

47 comments:

  1. Love your use of color for the highlights. Beautiful! :)

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  2. WOW!!! Stunning piece, beautiful colors, great composition. Excellent job!!!

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  3. This is wonderful! I love the colors you've used to define the elephant. Well done!

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  4. Such exciting colors you use to bring this beast to life! How I would love to see it in person; it's so splendid here on my screen! Bravo. A true winner!

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  5. this is beautiful and how very strange - my painting today is an elephant too!! I love the colours you've used to capture the sunrise on the skin of the elephant - gorgeous!

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  6. Amazing colorization! Happy PPf!
    Rinda

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  7. I love the colors in this elephant! Beautiful!

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  8. Beautiful! Love the contrast of warm and cool colors!

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  9. what a great painting. love it.

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  10. I LOVE your elephants. The color you use is awesome.

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  11. Awesome elephant ~ love how you painted it ~ unique style is wonderful ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. You do such a magical job shading with such vibrant colors!!!

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  13. Excellent!!! I love this elephant, you have very well chosen colors for better impacte to view. Congratulations, is a wonderful work. Saludos

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  14. Scary and beautiful.

    I am also enjoying catching up with your other recent work. The mom and child elephants is especially moving.

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  15. Hello Minnemie:) There realy stands a giant! Very nice with all those colors. Love it!!

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  16. Your colors and wonderful. i do really love your work. Happy PPF

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  17. you work magic with color
    such a wonderful painting

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  18. Elephant are such interesting subjects and you add so much more than painting their 'outsides'! Wonderful picture!

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  19. I love the colours you use!

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  20. I tired to comment on this last night but my internet went out. Lovely powerful painting. You have such strong emotion in that body and face. Happy PPF.

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  21. Awesome painting. I love elephants.

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  22. This is amazing , I am in awe...great sense of power !

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  23. He is so grand and majestic! Love the color and the way the trunk indicates movement. (Also, I signed up after you posted it but got an email for it anyway, woo!)

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  24. Luminous is exactly the right word. Beautiful work.

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  25. Always love to see your art and read your quotes! Beautiful and grand!

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  26. A wonderful majestic Elephant!
    Wow the colours and light are stunning...in fact the whole of the painting is so dramatic and magnificent.
    I love it!

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  27. I just love your color combinations!
    Brilliant!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  28. Interesting strong piece!! Love elephants...so powerful!! Good job!

    Hugs Giggles

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  29. oooh i love elephants! Nice job on this one!

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  30. What I love about this (one of the things) is how this elephant was created using numerous colors and yet he still looks so true to form, and so... proud looking. Great job creating all that texture.

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  31. Amazing amazing colors! You really captured that sense of luminosity!

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  32. This is fantastic, beautiful highlights!

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  33. what a beautiful painting! The sunset strikes on its body and then the background. amazing!

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  34. Your color value is so strong. They make an amazing picture. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  35. Love it! Love the colors and the contrast that definitely captures an early morning feel! Beautiful!! Happy PPF!

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  36. Your magnanimous elephants are always a pleasure to the eyes...love it!

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  37. Amazing contrast in your object and background. Love all the bold strokes.

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  38. Absolutely love the colors! I still haven't been able to be more free in my painting like you. I have to keep trying!

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  39. i love how confident you are with color... beautiful work! xox

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  40. Your elephant reminds me of the local news this morning. Some environmentalists said that we had to return the only elephant in our Manila zoo to Sri Lanka because he was disturbed and his nails were unhealthy! Your elephant looks like he is sad, maybe his children are taken away? Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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    1. Yes, mine is a sad elephant... he was at the fair, oceans away from home, giving people rides on this back. There was nothing inhumane, but also nothing natural or even friendly about his environment. To me he was a picture of loneliness and sadness. The light the sun cast on and around him was the only redemptive factor to the picture I beheld...

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