Dust Bath


Like this a lot Paul

A lovely watercolour!

A very good elephant, Paul! (Interesting facts about the dust bath too.)

Many thanks Heather, David and Anne for your kind comments.

Like the tones and colours of your Elephant. Nicely portrayed.

A wonderful watercolour Paul.

I like this very much, Dixie. The hot weather is definitely a factor with watercolour, but this is fine work.

A masterpiece, really well painted

I love this. Great atmosphere.

Thank you for you kind comments , Chris, Denise, Lew, Ceri and Jacqueline they are appreciated and very encouraging.

This is great Paul. Love how you’ve painted the dust and the elephant is very well painted, with that forward left leg thrust.

Elephants are such great creatures. A lovely pic, Paul.

Thanks you Carole, Sylvia and Romila for your kind comments. I agree a Sylvia they are indeed great creatures but so vulnerable .

Lovely hot dust, great info too.

Absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you Carole and Carrie for you kind comments they are appreciated very much.

That's a beautifully painted gentle giant and a great story, too.

Thank you Katarina for you kind comment.

I love your elephant Paul!

Thank you Diane , these mighty beasts are so easy to love, they are gentle , loyal and usually friendly if left alone, sound like and advert for a few people I know.

The colours really give a dusty "feel" to your very good elephant.

Thank you Richard for your very kind comment it is appreciated very much.

Wonderful subtle watercolour Dixie, with a sense of power but still gentleness in your elephant.

Thank you Tessa I was try to get the power across without having to use heavy looking tones etc.

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Watercolour of elephant having a dust bath , they do this to cool down or use mud . They squirt water behind their ears to cool the blood down, and can push their whole blood supply through in 20 minutes. Not to happy with this as it didn’t quite come out as I had hoped and planned, probably due to the heat and the paint dry so quickly.

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Paul (Dixie) Dean

I have sketched most of my life on and off I became interested in watercolour following a spinal injury whilst in hospital but did not follow it up. My eldest daughter bought me a beautiful wooden box set of half pans about twenty five years ago I dabbled on and off until retirement twelve years…

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