This is a giclee fine art print of my painting "Stephanie". Stephanie is the oldest elephant at Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, KS. She’s my favorite elephant.
One day, two years ago when I was at the zoo, I walked into the indoor enclosure, and Stephanie was making a painting along with the help of two zookeepers. After she was finished, I told them that I was taking photos of her so I could paint her. Then the zookeeper started having her practice behaviors. To me, "behaviors" is just a professional way of saying that she does tricks 😍
It was so cool; evidently Stephanie knows over 200 behaviors! She was taught most of them to allow the zoo staff to clean her teeth and perform veterinary health tasks. But some were taught to her because when she was younger, it was only her and one other elephant at the zoo. She liked to have human interaction, and teaching her behaviors was one way for the zookeepers to enrich her life.
This painting is of one of her behaviors. I feel really fortunate to have been able to see her do so many of them that day, because now that she has a herd of elephants with her, the zookeepers try to keep her life more like an elephant in the wild rather than having her interact with humans so much.
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▶︎ PAPER: Printed on thick 10mil matte fine art paper. It is EASY to find frames for these prints!! They fit STANDARD FRAMES that can be found online and in stores like Hobby Lobby or Michael's.
8.5" x 11" paper = 8" x 10" image
11" x 14" paper = 8.5" x 11" image
13" x 19" paper = 12" x 15" image
17" x 22" paper = 16" x 20" image
24" x 30" paper = 23.8" x 29.8" image
▶︎ CANVAS: Printed on museum quality canvas. Gallery wrapped around 1.25" thick stretcher bars and protected with gloss varnish. READY-TO-HANG!
12" x 15" x 1.25"
16" x 20" x 1.25"
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I ship with USPS Priority Mail or Fedex depending on size. I package my original paintings with extra care. Each painting is wrapped in a layer of foam wrap. After which, it is sandwiched between two sheets of cardboard and secured with tape. This cardboard/painting packet is then wrapped with bubble wrap. It is placed in a heavy duty cardboard box that has at least 2 inches of space around the painting where I add more bubble wrap and/or bubble bags. All orders are insured. I've shipped all over the world and never had a painting damaged in transit (knock on wood!), but if it were to happen, I could paint another similar piece to replace it or refund the order total. You will receive a tracking # when your order ships.
I'd love to make a PORTRAIT OF YOUR PET! But I'm currently taking a break from doing custom paintings due to a neck injury. Please sign up for my newsletter to get notified when I start back up - https://krystlec.github.io
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I personally have my hand in every step of my business - from making the original paintings, to making the prints, packaging and shipping, managing my social media accounts, updating my website, and customer service. I do it all. And I promise that I will always be there for you. If you have questions about one of my pieces before purchase, please email me at krystle [!at] krystlecole.com. If your order gets lost, crushed, or mishandled by the post office, EMAIL ME. I will answer you personally, and I will fix it. My upmost goal is to spread LOVE and JOY with my art!
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Watch this VIDEO to see EVERY SIZE OF PRINT I make in detail with framing tips! Copy and paste this link into your browser - https://www.krystlecole.com/post/976657226115/video-the-sizes-of-my-fine-art-prints
Oct 6, 2021
I love this elephant print, I had to trim the border to fit it in the frame, but it looks great. Super fast shipping, very happy with this purchase.
Oct 6, 2021
These elephant prints are gorgeous!! I ordered the 11"x14" for myself and the 8"×10" for a friend. I had to cut the border off to fit the smaller one in the frame I bought, but it still looks great! Super fast shipping. Thank you so much!!
Apr 7, 2021
I absolutely love it!!!