I haven’t been to India yet, so I was totally unaware of painted elephants .
That was until today, when I read Pip Lincolne’s blog “Meet me at Mikes”.
Pip had posted wonderful photographs of painted elephants by photographer Charles Freger.
The bright colours of the painted elephants instantly drew me in.
I followed her link to the National Geographic MagazIne , to discover more about this fascinating topic.
Charles had gone to India to photograph 25 decorated and costumed elephants.
He used the elephant as the model rather than the man ( mahout) on the elephant.
The photographs are absolutely stunning don’t you think ?
I hope they bring some colour into your day, like they did mine.
You can’t help but feel happier after looking at this photo exhibition.
Source of photo images. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/painted-elephants/freger-photography#/07-india-elephant-painted-rainbow-floral-curled-trunk-580v.jpg
PS. I found a great free resource and would love to share it with you.
Free colour wheels and colour charts which can be printed out.
Follow the link here to ” Just something I made” a wonderful blog.
Cathe Holden shares lots of ideas and crafting resources.
Have a colourful day.