Original Pastel Painting by Jim Barber Hove on Wallis Museum Grade Sanded Paper - 59 cm x 45.5 cm (23” x 17.5”)
The price includes wooden frame and matting with protective non-glare glass. Measurements with Frame: 77.5 cm x 64 cm (30.5” x 25.5”)
In this painting I attempt to show the ruggedness, immensity and roughness of the largest land roaming animal, the elephant. In order to achieve this, I placed the mastodon in front of a backdrop of the massive rocks covering the face of a canyon in an arid zone. This natural wonder had been created by the erosion caused by the flowing waters of a small river over millions of years. Now, almost dried up, the river provides life giving water to the great animal within the canyon walls. His majesty, the elephant, has always been fascinating to me. I love seeing them in the circus and I enjoy watching them become so tame that they obey every wish of the humble human being that trains them. They look like giant play things.