Wildlife paintings, portraits & pet portraits by New Zealand Artist Karen Neal

"Nzuri"

Scratchboard, 18x24in

Original Available at Bryce Gallery

Zebras are such beautiful animals, I remember seeing them in Africa in my early 20's and thinking their skin looked like velvet through the binoculars. My own reference photo was used for this artwork.

"Nzuri" means beautiful in Swahili, which I thought just seemed apt for this beautiful girl.

Open Edition Giclee Prints available at Image Vault Prints

Zebra scratchboard by New Zealand Wildlife Artist Karen Neal

"Nzuri"

Framed in the Larsen Juhl Majorca frame, one of my favourite frames as the silver lines running through it sets off the black of the scratchboards beautifully!

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Closeup of the scratch work. Tattoo needles and #11 scalpel blade was used, many layers of etchings to reveal the white clay!

 


 


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