Zebras snuggling down for the night as sunset falls in this beautiful scene taken from Snuggle Up Sleepy Ones, which was voted one of the Best Books for Children Under 5 as Voted by You. It is still one of my favourites despite having done many picture books since. I was lucky enough to go on safari some years before I did this image. I feel if I had not visited Africa it would have made doing the book much harder. To have experienced an African sunset in real life can make a massive to difference to how I painted it. The aim was to make the viewer to feel the warmth and glow of a setting African sun. To do so meant a limited colour palette and everything being a shade of yellow, gold and ochre. Any cool colours are banned. To add to the book’s snuggly-ness we wanted the Zebra in a tender cosy snuggle. Mind you those stripes were a nightmare!
Book Title : Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones
Illustrator : Tina Macnaughton
Author : Claire Freedman
Publisher : Little Tiger Press
Overall size : 50 cm (Width) x 40 cm (Height)
Size of printed image : 39 cm (Width) x 20.5 cm (Height)
Limited Edition Print Run of 250
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All my limited edition giclée prints are printed on Fine Art paper which is 100% cotton rag, acid free and 260 g/m² in weight using an Epson Large Format Printer utilising the Epson K3 Ultrachrome pigment inks guaranteed not to fade (under normal lighting conditions) for at least 75 years and come with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.
Framed giclée prints come in a 33 mm white painted wood frame in a scooped profile, with conservation grade acid-free mount and backing, and standard picture glass.