Saturday, 23 August 2008

zebra painting - work in progress - FINAL

WHOO HOO! i'm calling this finished. beau loves it so, as long as he is happy, that's the main thing. all that remains for me to do now is the varnishing. YAY! jessica, you will be pleased to know that there is even a hint of green in the foreground grasses though it doesn't show up too well in the pic. i think it does add a nice touch so thanks for the suggestion. thank you to all my loyal readers who have encouraged and supported me throughout the process.

zebra sunset - 30"x24" gallery wrapped canvas -
matisse professional quality acrylic paints
click on image to enlarge

31 comments:

  1. this is SO amazing and SO touching, a really tender piece serena!! love that luminous orange glow in the BG, lights up the whole scene, thanx for sharing :o)

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  2. Another book I just read and so enjoyed is "The painter from Shanghai" a novel by Jennifer Cody Epstein.
    I quoted her in the post that you commented on my blog. I wrote to her as I was so moved by the book. We are now facebook friends.

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  3. Wow-this is amazing and such a warm picture. Not only warm in color but warm in the tenderness that the mother zebra is showing her baby.

    It is just wonderful Serena.

    Becky
    www.illustratingforchildren.blogspot.com

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  4. I'll keep an eye out for the book, Robin...thanks ~ :)

    Thanks, Becky ~ :)

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  5. this is stunning! Love the colours and the warm mood it brings from looking at it!

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  6. I feel like I am on an African plain while gazing at this...about to turn and enter my tent for the night. Of course, there are no lions, elephants, or other scary creatures around to bother me...just sweet zebras! LOL :)

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  7. I am always so humbled by the way you create your art to absolute perfection....This is magnificent Serena and deserves a place in a gallery...Ro ;o)

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  8. You are my Acrylic Hero!

    I also wanted to thank you for the really nice comment/award with the Blogging Friends Forever. I'm going to put it on my blog tomorrow.

    Serena, I wanted to tell you that you must have vibes or something because you always send me these kinds of messages when I'm feeling really rotten. Then I feel better. Thanks so much!

    HUGS!

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  9. This is really beautiful...so much detail with all those stripes! You have an incredible gift Serena.

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  10. Thanks, Jennifer ~ :)

    Julie, what a lovely mood you created in your comment, thank you ~ :)

    Ro, thanks so much for your supportive words ~ :)

    Jessica, I'm so pleased that my comments make you feel better when you're feeling low. (((Hugs))) And I do hope that we will always remain blogging friends.

    Thanks, Kate....very nice of you to drop by ~ :)

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  11. Oh, Serena! Beautiful! Your use of colors, shadows, and porportion is fabulous. Truly stunning. Have you thought of doing a calender with prints of your paintings?

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  12. This is so beautiful! I love the way the sun glows on the zebras, and I can almost feel the heat. It's just stunning!!

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  13. Thanks, Linda! Hmmmmmmm....I hadn't thought of doing a calendar of my work.....thanks for the great idea ~ :)

    Thanks, Janet! I am pleased that I somehow managed to convey the heat and warmth in the African sunset....I think I must have fluked it. lol

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  14. Awesome! Don't even know what to say. You have such talent, lady! :):) This is spectacular!

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  15. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I love the warm colours & the feeling this painting conveys. LOVE IT, Serena!!
    ((hugs))
    Maria

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  16. Oh my!!!! This is one of the most beautiful and dramatic paintings I have ever seen. Really, I love that the point of view puts the viewer level with the animals...almost more with the baby zebra. The colors, plus the relationship ofthe 2 zebras and the space between them....plus of course the incredible colors! This is so amazing! They almost appear to be on a stage under theatre lights....as if to highlight the drama of the safari. Love the low lighting. I guess I cannot say enough about how much I love it.

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  17. Awwwww....thanks, Rita ~ :)

    Thanks, Maria ~ :)

    Thanks for the lovely comment, Kate ~ :)

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  18. Wow! I'm sure Beau is loving this one. It has turned out GREAT! I can't wait to see it in person.
    Keep up the great work.

    Luv Shell xxx

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  19. Thanks, my darling girl! Yep, Beau LOVES it. I can breathe a huge sigh of relief because you know how picky your brother can be. lol Hopefully you will be visiting on Sunday so you can see it then.

    Luv,
    Mum xox

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  20. Very stunning Serena. I love the personality you captured in the two zebras. Very nice.

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  21. Just found this painting due to Janet at Lavendar Loft pointing it out to me. Very nice. I like the contrast of the green very much too.

    If you'd like to see some drawings from another self-taught artist come visit me at beadfluff.blogspot.com and enjoy my zebra. Mine is just copied from a small picture in a magazine however.

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  22. Thanks, Boyd! :)

    Thanks, Mary ~ :) I checked out your zebra....very nice!

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  23. This is THE MOST beautiful zebra painting I have ever seen. My "animal" is zebra. I am even called Auntie Zebra and Gramma Zebra by the little ones in my family.

    I have done many searches on google for zebra art.

    I have never seen one this beautiful.....

    I'm in love with your zebra painting.

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  24. Thanks for you wonderful compliment, Sandy! :)

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  25. W O W !!

    Beautiful, touching, perfect.

    Did I mention W O W!

    I found your painting because Sandy (above commenter) pointed us to it and I'm so glad she did. Its awesome. (Love the faint grass, too. Great touch.)

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  26. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment, Crusty Crone. :)

    Thanks, art and poetry ~ :)

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  27. Oooo Just simply beautiful!! Whoopeee I love this painting! :)

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  28. Wow! I linked from Sandy....this is one very beautiful picture! I think that Zebra's are so fascinating. Are they black with white stripes or are they white with black stripes? I always ask that when I see a zebra. And I agree....the best zebra painting I've ever seen!

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