There is not a more magnificent and imposing animal than the elephant in the wild. I have always loved working with all the values in the gray scale, going from black to white, and really working everything in between.  The elephant gave me an opportunity to dive in and play with values, painting lots of different white on white motif fabrics to bring texture to his being. One ear slightly cocked, he is astutely aware of his surroundings as he rests at water’s edge.

2nd place, Road to California Quilt Festival, Ontario, CA  Art Critters 2013