When I see pictures like this, I think of the animals that ‘work’ and I wonder if they are ‘paid’. When I mean payment, I mean are these elephants fed well and looked after and treated fine? I would like to think so.
I painted this picture for two reasons:
1. I love elephants – they nature, their abslute strength and their personalities.
2. I wanted to show how these animals are ‘worked’.
The picture actually was dull and non-inviting so I painted it in vibrant colours and added texture and some ‘personality’.
It was painted in oils and took me a long time to perfect but I finally got the result I was looking for.
I would value some comments on the painting and on the issue of working animals.
Thanks for reading.