The Union by Lynnette Shelley

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Two elephants entwine trunks in this mixed media artwork. I used complimentary colors on the two elephants to represent the union of opposition.

19 × 25 inches on pastel paper. I used oil pastels, colored pencils, liquid gold leaf, gold acrylics and marker.

See pictures of the work in progress here

Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

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  • Kimberly Kirk
    Kimberly Kirkabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous. I love the subtle, but different energies exuding from each elephant. male/female? And the colors, really fabulous. Bravo

  • Thanks very much Kimberly. I appreciate you saying so….

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Kimberly Kirk
    Kimberly Kirkabout 5 years ago

    By the way, what kind of camera do you use to take pictures of the images that you post and print. Or do you use a scanner? My camera is on its way out and I need a new one. Thanks!

  • Hi Kimberly. I scan the images if they are small enough, or if I am able to scan them in pieces and then stitch together in Photoshop. However, for something as large as the Union, I get a friend of mine who can take a professional photo to take the image. Although I am actually going to have the above image re-photographed later today as I am not quite happy with it (there is a slight fuzziness to it, and there is a sort of haze near the top of the photo so I think I need to have my friend rephotograph it). I DO have a camera which is a decent camera, but I am not a decent photographer lol. Actually I can get relatively good photos with it if the light conditions are good, but if I am going to sell an artwork as a print I want the photo to not be just “decent” but of professional quality…..

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyabout 5 years ago

    I love the style and balance. Excellent colors and fine concept. Great visuals ! ;)

  • Thanks Ming. I appreciate you saying so :)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Joanne Jackson
    Joanne Jacksonabout 5 years ago

    Balance without symmetry…very effective presentation of your theme. A delightful work!

  • Thanks so much Joanne.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghabout 5 years ago

    Love it!!!!

  • ;)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Elena Oleniuc
    Elena Oleniucabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work! Love the composition, splendid colors !

  • THanks Elena!

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Kseniya Beliaeva
    Kseniya Beliaevaabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityabout 5 years ago

    Stunning !! I think this is my new favourite of yours- incredible work xx

  • Thank you Anita. I think it’s my current favorite as well, if I don’t sound like a conceited ass for saying so ;) That and “Augury Ex Avibus”.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Lenora Brown
    Lenora Brownabout 5 years ago

    The contrast is gorgeous and balances so well with the foliage. Well done!

  • Thanks Lenora

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • QuantumResults
    QuantumResultsabout 5 years ago

    This has much beautiful magical harmony. that just sings. Thanks

  • Thank you very much

    – Lynnette Shelley

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