Sunday, 22 May 2016

Between the lines...a zebra


zebra painting+surrealism+crescent moon+Art By Nicola McLean +Animal art
'Between the lines' - acrylic on canvas 24 x 30cm (9.5 x 11.5 inches)

The zebra's stripes represent a blending and balancing of opposites, the yin and yang, illusion and reality - the white on black or black on white indicates that what you see is not always what you get so sometimes you need to read between the lines. 

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The funny thing is I didn't look up what the zebra symbolises until after I had painted this - it just happened to tie in perfectly with my surreal space zebra!

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zebra+animal art+wildlife art+surrealism+zebra eye+acrylic painting+Nicola McLean

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This may be the shortest blog post ever. I have nothing to report. Life is good, quiet and full of ideas that may at some point make it on to canvas. Thanks for popping by - your lovely comments remind me I'm not just whistling in the wind!

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful zebra, Nic! I love the meaning also. :)

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  2. definitely not just whistling in the wind,, you have us all captivated on each and every word and each and every photo of your beautiful work,, this is amazing and I love that the night sky is visible through his or her body,, thats amazing,,

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  3. LOVE it! The details and the whole!

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  4. It's another beauty Nic! I love the flecks of colour on the tips of the mane... Gorgeous!! :0)

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  5. beautiful zebra!!

    glad to hear that life is good for you :)

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  6. I like when life is good- and quiet:) Your zebra is absolutely magnificent Nic!!

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  7. This is amazing. I would love to watch you work. Do you have any videos out? There is something so magical and beautiful to your art.

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  8. Just WONDERFUL! This is a zebra to love. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  9. Gorgeous zebra! Love the meaning. Good and quiet is how I like it. :)

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  10. Gorgeous kind looking zebra!
    Happy PPF☺

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  11. Wow, this is such a fantastic representation of the zebra. I love what you said about reading between the lines. Your work is always so beautiful.

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  12. Looks great! I really love the blue highlights, they really add to your painting. Wonderful!

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  13. Wow, that touch of red is so perfect (as are the whiskers). And your wonderful skies are such a perfect background for your animals. Happy PPF

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  14. I love your zebra! The hair on his mane is so bristly and real I just want to reach out and stroke it.
    Happy PPF

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  15. You must be taking all your energy and putting it into that fabulous creativity of yours! Stunning zebra! LOVE it!

    Hugs Giggles

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  16. Wonderful painting of zebra. Full of texture and details. The symbolism is powerful too.

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  17. You really do have a wonderful talent, this is stunning, like all your art. Each time I'm in awe at your beautiful work, it feels wide, open and full of the universe's secrets, quiet yet full of universal energy!

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  18. Oh my goodness! I love this zebra, so gorgeous!

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  19. Beautiful - love it! Until I saw the photo with the canvas on the easel I thought you'd done some digital manipulation on a photo!

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  20. Your zebra is gorgeous! Love all the details and texture you added. They are such beautiful animals, I took some photos of a zebra at the zoo last year, and I've been wanting to do something with them but completely forgot. Thanks for the reminder to dig them out again :)

    About the pen: It's a Koh-I-Noor Magic pencil. Big chunky pencils with two or three different colour leads in them.

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  21. Oh my, beeeeayoootiful Zebra. Love it.

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  22. Beautiful work. I especially like the white zebra against the dark background. I also love the stars and multicolored background.

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  23. Beautiful. It works so well with your signature skies

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  24. Beautiful. It works so well with your signature skies

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