Sometimes a painting just flows...and this was one of those times. I had spent a few days preparing the ground but the entire time I had this lovely image in my head of what was going to happen, and it really did. It's a rare gift.
This is the first elephant I have ever painted but I'm so glad it was requested as it was such a pleasure. An elephant is full of good meaning but it all basically comes back to being a blessing. Traditionally they are the most close-knit and loyal of any animals, living together for up to 80 years. They love humour, play, community, companionship and are full of compassion for not only each other, but of other animals and people, too. They are a symbol of blessing, of opportunities, of support, and of sharing with others.