Elephant Watercolor Painting & a Quirky Dutch Summer

Hi friends!  I finished another watercolor painting this week and it is not of a bird!  I really stretched myself with this one. :)  One of my dear friends was at my house and was talking about some of my watercolor paintings on the wall.  She said she loved elephants and would love a painting of an elephant.  I decided I would give it a try!  Now, since I love bright colors so much, I couldn't just paint a gray elephant.  I found some pictures of decorated Indian elephants and came up with this design.  It's not perfect, but I'm proud of how it turned out.

I'm excited to announce that I'm going to be a part of Another Quirky Dutch Summer and I'll be writing a Guest Artist blog post. Mine will be posted mid-June.  I was so honored that she asked me to participate!  You probably didn't know this, but I am 50% Dutch!  My mom's family is 100% Dutch.  I don't know when our ancestors came to the US but it was quite awhile ago.  Anyways, the series will have all kinds of fun prompts and techniques and you can play along with all of us.  There is a Facebook group too you can join to share your artwork.


Other than that, I am just trying to finish up the end of our school year!  Yikes!  Lots of report card writing in progress.

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Marit said...

The elephant is amazing! I clearly remember those walking around in the streets of India with pretty, colorful cloth on the back (I was there twice... a long time ago) I am looking forward to Quirky Dutch Summer too and am honored that you are part of it!

~*~Patty S said...

It was lovely to meet you at Marit's Quirky dutch Summer.
I have had a very nice visit here on your colorful blog.
Your artwork is beautiful and your elephant is excellent!

Marcia Beckett said...

Thanks so much! I was super excited to be a guest blogger!