This Framed “Tender Moment” Fine Art is hand-painted with Pastel. The layering of pastels brings this “Tender Moment” art to the status of a Unique Work of Art.
These Grevy Zebra’s are very special because of their small striping pattern. Each Grevy Zebra strips are differnet for every animal much like our finger prints. The other species of Zebras have much wider stripes.
After six hours after studying these incredible creatures this moment happened. Using pastels to create the stripes was a time consuming and intense process that took over three months. Many layers of pastel had to be applied to finally get the crisp lines of the stripes. The pastel pigments had to be built up from medium to dark so that the end color had the underlying layers of color that gave a rich natural look to the finished painting.
The main reason I wanted to paint these magnificent animals was because they are an endangered species. The Grevy Zebra’s nearly 7 feet tall with males weighing 770 to 990 pounds. Every Zebra has their own set of identifying stripes that are individual to each animal and the babies are born a lighter brown color and turn dark when they are about a year old. Their general characteristics are: big heads, long necks, large rounded ears, no markings on their bellies, smaller more delicate striped pattern then any of the other Zebras and a stripe that extends from their head main all the way down to their tails. This species was give as a gift to Jules Grevy the President of the Third Republic Regime of France in 1882. Hence the beautiful species the Grevy Zebra.
Artists now have the opportunity to expand and to create special art using the technology for the digital process and together combining traditional painting methods you can create new originals in different sizes with different looks. Here I have hand-painted this image with layers of pastels to enhance the stripping and depth with added color. There are three in this collection and all were created separately using slightly different colors and different frames so each would be a one of a kind work of art. I have two beautiful pieces in stock. Let me know if you are interested and I can send you both so you can see the different frames