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At the waterhole

At the waterhole

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  • A really nice painting Ibolya

    Posted by Malcolm Brooks on Tue 16 May 14:18:11
  • Thank you Malcolm.

    Posted by Ibolya Taligas on Tue 16 May 14:20:57
  • Really good work Ibolya, elephants are such majestic animals and you have painted a very good picture of this one.

    Posted by Margaret Beynon on Tue 16 May 15:17:33
  • Great picture - love the colours and the looseness - the elephant is amazing

    Posted by Maureen Sherman on Tue 16 May 17:32:10
  • As with all your paintings, Ibolya, truly outstanding!

    Posted by Jennifer Brown on Tue 16 May 18:15:04
  • lovely one of my favourite animals

    Posted by anne cooper on Tue 16 May 18:45:56
  • As a watercolourist myself I am not only interested in the outcome, composition etc, but the methods involved, and I am particularly taken with the impression of water spouting from the elephant's trunk. How has this been achieved? Is it preserved paper or have you applied an opaque white?

    Posted by philip rogers on Tue 16 May 19:18:17
  • I'm with jennifer!

    Posted by russell edwards on Tue 16 May 21:32:40
  • Thanks for your question Philip. I applied masking fluid first, then at a later stage I rubbed this off and softened the hard edges, that the masking left, with a moist brush. Then I painted that subtle colour over it. The dusty area around the foot was rubbed out with a moist brush and paper towel to give that dusty effect. I have not applied any whites, I only do that if I lose a highlight that I cannot recover in any other way. I hope that helps and you can try it out too. Feel free to copy the painting.

    Posted by Ibolya Taligas on Tue 16 May 22:20:15
  • A superb study Ibolya

    Posted by Michael Edwards. on Wed 17 May 06:59:07