Tuesday, September 16, 2014
A Painting a Day - Day 16
So why am I sad? Elephants are disappearing. I read an article in Smithsonian Magazine a couple months ago and it made me realize there really could be a day when Africa is empty of this majestic and iconic animal. And it is all because of the evil and greed of man. That is why I am sad. Because the elephant should be an image of God's creativity and majesty. Instead it is a symbol of the depravity of which people are capable.
I painted a picture of this elephant family, that even though it makes me sad, represents love, which I believe elephants feel. God did make them and He gave them a capacity for affection, joy and grief which is so close to human beings it stirs our hearts and minds. This elephant picture represents the love of a parent and child and it represents God's love which is all around us.
This painting is available for $16. It is 5 x 7 on watercolor paper. If you are interested in it please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again for following my art. Today I was cutting it close as it is 10 til Midnight as I write these words. But I made it. And if you know anyone who might enjoy this picture, please share it with them!