The Golden Elephant by © Karin  Taylor

Canvas Prints


Sizing Information

Small 10.7" x 8.0"
Medium 16.0" x 12.0"
Large 21.3" x 16.0"
X large 26.7" x 20.0"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

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1 sale of this design so far, thank you!!

Sales so far – 1 sale, thank you!
Steer II (Missy Higgins)

Pencil drawing, digital colouring

The Golden Elephant – story and art by Karin Taylor
A long long time ago in a tropical land where the papaya grow wild and free, there lived a golden elephant who’s beauty was unsurpassed.

All the creatures were mesmerised by what appeared to be the sun entering the water when she swam and when she walked on the land everyone stepped aside, as elephants were revered.

Legend has it, the golden elephant was once a beautiful warrior princess. Once, in midst of of a terrible battle with her enemy about to take her life, she made a wish that she could become an elephant, for then no harm would come to her.

The beautiful warrior princess was granted her wish, tho could sadly not return to her human form, and so it was that the golden elephant lived forever, bringing warmth and light wherever she went. During the darkest nights when the stars hid and the moon disappeared, the beautiful golden elephant shone like the sun, lighting the way for pilgrims on their journey.

Although very happy she got what she wished for, the golden elephant found herself still thinking the grass was sometimes greener on the other side. Indeed she would have liked to be human again. But she accepted her new role and did the best she could with her gift of light.

Proverb – the grass is always greener on the other side
Other circumstances seem more desirable than one’s own but in reality are often not

Antique Kisses another big eyed girl

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All rights reserved © Karin Taylor 1965 – 2013*
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These images are the exclusive property of myself, Karin Taylor and are protected under the Australian and International Copyright laws. These images must not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of myself, Karin Taylor.

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  • Tania Rose
    Tania Roseover 5 years ago

    Oh Karin, inspirational work

  • thx so much Tania Rose!! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 5 years ago

    OH YES


  • aw, thank you Shang!! so happy you like it!

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Yool
    Yoolover 5 years ago

    Beautiful !!!!

  • thank you Yool!!! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    I love the colours of this enchanting image and your story is beautiful Karin :)))

  • thanx so much Sharon, so kind you are :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 5 years ago

    Lovely work Karin!

  • Thank you so much Torfinn, i really appreciate it :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Elena Oleniuc
    Elena Oleniucover 5 years ago

    Amazing work, love it, love the colors very much !

  • aw, thank you so much elena :) so happy you do like it :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 5 years ago

    Stunning work Karin.

  • thank you so much Steve!! :) glad you like it!! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • zomboy
    zomboyover 5 years ago

    lovely work and story Karin :)

  • thx so very much zomboy, means a lot to me :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • DilettantO
    DilettantOover 5 years ago

    To say you are ‘prolific’ would be a gross understatement. To say this was beautiful would be also. I don’t know what you’re on Karin, but I wish you’d get me some…X

  • d’O .. what a lovely comment, you are really kind and your encouragement goes a long way, thank you mate! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 5 years ago

    The picture is gorgeous – the eyes in your pictures grab me every time.
    Love the story and I so agree with the morale. Made me think of an old song (1920)
    After You Get What You Want, You Don’t Want It Marilyn Monroe sang it too

  • thank you so much, so happy you like the eyes, i used to only do little black dots for eyes and I’m trying to improve on that…so it means a great deal. I’m glad you like my little story too…and I’m off to have a listen to that song! sounds great…thank you again :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

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