This is just WONDERFUL! And the background music is perfect. Makes me want to go to Africa and help build villages and save endangered animals. (And thank you so much for your heartwarming comment on my Baby piece and upcoming show announcement...your heart is just so big! I feel grateful to know you.)
I love Ladysmith Black Mambazo and what a perfect accompaniment to this beautiful piece.... and what a majestic, wonderful animal (and her baby) to honor this week! Great stuff as usual Laurel!Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Oh..lovely, lovely, lovely!
AAAGGGHHH! I just noticed I have the tails reflected on the wrong side of the water. Big DUH! I'll fix it at the studio tomorrow and repost. That's what I get for trying to rush this .But thanks to all of you have have left nice comments anyway :)
This is really beautiful! It's very moving. I got your comment about living nearby- I'll look you up next time I'm in your area.
I suppose it's why the last few, reworked details are called the tail end? What, do I hear groaning? :D
Another great one !I love the whole experience of your blog.
my son is looking at this one with me, lolo...listening to ladysmith b, whom he ADORES! he's in awe and that takes some doing as he's got insane taste...i can almost feel him going on safari, in his mind, right thru this painting, riding another elephant. awessome! :))thanks so much for sharing this one!
I so look forward to your IF's. You do it over and over, again and again..... the magnificence of your talent and heart. Love,Judy
So gorgeous. You are brilliant. And I so love your music—all my favorites. Happy weekend to you too. xoElizabeth
This could be one of my faves from you yet Laurel. The reflection and the way it's composed, etc. Yes, I should let the image speak for itself. :)
That is beautiful! One of my favorites of your always awesome work.
All fixed!! I'm happy now :)Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I'll buy you all a drink!
awww this is sooo adorable!!!! what a peaceful sight! now im off to bed.. *sigh* have a great week!
Your artwork is so touching and special, I am so glad you share it with us. This is my new favorite. The music amplifies the feeling too. Bravo!
wow, amazing scene.. great job!
such a beautiful image with atmosphere and message!I love it!!You know how to create a magic surroundings to the illo!
Beautiful colors and landscape. Very nice!
Ah, but can the mother flip the baby up onto her back with her trunk? :) Sweet illo.
I love me some elephants. And btw, that sista is NO mista. :-)Freakshow.
Another awesome illustration! Love the look and feel. Perfect music to accompany it as well.
wow wow wow, your ellies are truly sweet and remind me of my lovely africa...gorgeous, you are such an inspiration to all artists. hugs and lotsa wfs and have a good week.and of course ladysmith black mambazo who i have seen in consert, they rock!
I love the sweeping landscape and the elephants are lovely. Great picture.
This is such a beautiful illustration - and it's wonderful to listen to the music too. I love your artwork and blog - it's a magical place to visit!
Sweet image for "baby." Great composition and palette.
Hiya! Sorry, I didn't mean to cause you trouble with the coffee. Glad you like my 'mom'. Your image is wonderful and I am going to sit back and live with it while I enjoy your music; I'll leave the site up while I go about my business here. By the way, do you know Alexander McCall Smith's series of life enhancing novels about 'The No 1 Lady's Detective Agency' which take place in Botswana?
wow your blog is amazing... hi Studio lolo! so glad you dropped by my blog; and thanks for your encouraging comment...(wrote for you there)now i can see the world through your beautiful eyes... love your artworks... all of them invited me to pause and ponder...(this baby elephant is so cute...)and that painting on the header... breathtaking... you have painted my soul... i'm in love with American Indians' life and art... and horses and CROWS....love the symbolism.hope you won't be sorry for inviting a talkative crow...:D
on a second look, i thought maybe it's not a crow and i just wanted to see it as a crow... is it?
wow. wow WOW!!!!!!I LOVE EVERYTHING about this! Was sure you would use your gorillas but there is no end to inspiration for animal lovers. VERY COOL!
dear HB...yes, it's a raven or crow. It's whatever you wish it to be! I paint ravens/crows in a lot of my work. I'm gladit resonates with you, and I'm very pleased you spent some time here. I hope you'll visit now and again.XXLolo
This is fabulous. It really evokes emotion, is beautiful to look at and has that spark that makes it special.
Guess what, your illustration is moving, I feel like watching a movie now!Perfect match of the picture and the background music.
Very striding image!
Ah...I feel more relaxed already! What a peaceful image!!!
Beautiful concept and great image composition! This image makes me dream, so magic atmosphere!!!
this is wonderful! so sweet and touching.
oh glad it's a raven... thanks Lolo.sure i'll be a frequent visitor... i love your art... very original an thought-provoking... i love the works which keep me pondering on their hidden meaning...love and peace...
this seems like a different style than your usual. Very graphic. You should consider using the design for a print- a woodblock maybe?
Beautiful and touching moment captured.I just had to come and thank you for your visit this morning. Because you see you solved the problem. I knew it would mean something to someone. I'm talking about the broken strand of pearls that went unmentioned at the wedding. I knew why the twins had a triple strand but I couldn't figure out what happend to hers. Broken of course. Do you think she intentionly broke them just to use down the front of her dress. She has always been the "different" sister. Thanks,
Perfect!!! is all I gotta say--and peaceful weekend to you Laurel
I'm back. You are right, she is not bratty and does sometime feel invisable. I checked, the shower curtain dress color was "flesh" And tonight, I will be the one to tell her, "she's enough" But seriously, they have all enjoyed the attention this week...me too.
Very nice scene, and a really great take on the topic.
It makes me feel as though i'm there :)
Did you make of to Africa while we weren't looking? This is one amazing piece of work, my friend.
i love this