This painting was inspired by my travels in Africa, Tanzania specifically. I got to spend some time on a safari where the animals get close to the vehicles you could almost touch them! While you can get some amazing pictures with the windows down, I would not recommend sticking your hand out too far, as they are still wild animals. My favorite animal of the whole trip were the elephants. In Swahili, these animals are called “Tumbo”. They were beautiful, graceful creatures but also study and strong. I wanted to show this in my painting by use strong vertical lines to show their strength, and outlined the image in a smaller ink with soft white accents to show their grace. This panting will create a space of peace and rest in your home while reminding you of your own strength and beauty. It is painted with watercolors on watercolor paper, and drawn with ink. It comes matted and with a handmade (by my husband) solid black walnut wooden frame. The Frame is 11.5 x 14.5 inches with the image size being 5.5 X 8.5 inches It will come to you wrapped in fabric and tied with a bow. It will be a perfect way to give it as a gift to someone else or to yourself. On the back I have placed a self-leveling hanging system to make installation quick and easy to alleviate frustrations for you. You just have to put the nail in the wall where you would like the painting to hang and it does the rest of the work for you. I also cut the mat myself and installed it with care. The picture does not come with glass, as I have found that it breaks easily in transportation and often creates a glare in most settings preventing you from seeing the painting clearly. If you would prefer to have glass in the frame you can purchase it from your local frame shop or art store (it will cost about $10 maybe less). To care for your painting, it will need a light dusting every now and then which you can use a soft cloth for that is completely dry. I would not recommend placing it anywhere it can get hit by water or in the bathroom where the steam could cause the watercolors to react. If you have any additional questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via etsy or at Jaadin.firstname.lastname@example.org I would also love to have you follow me on Facebook, Jaadin Adele Studio or on Instagram, Jaadin Adele. I hope to hear from you soon!