Holiday Commission

A friend of mine commissioned a painting for her husband as a Christmas gift and I was happy to oblige! I’m really happy with how it turned out, but, more importantly: so are they! I’m honored they like my art enough to have it hanging in their home.

The painting is a depiction of the Swahili proverb, “The day a monkey is destined to die, all the branches will be slippery.”

Huteleza Watercolor and Ink on Paper © 2013 Kelly Jacobi

Huteleza
Watercolor and Ink on Paper
© 2013 Kelly Jacobi

Detail of Huteleza Watercolor and Ink on Paper © 2013 Kelly Jacobi

Detail of Huteleza
Watercolor and Ink on Paper
© 2013 Kelly Jacobi

Detail of Huteleza Watercolor and Ink on Paper © 2013 Kelly Jacobi

Detail of Huteleza
Watercolor and Ink on Paper
© 2013 Kelly Jacobi

It’s a big painting: approximately 22 by 24 inches! Luckily, I had a framed piece that became a sacrificial lamb so I didn’t have to brave the stores to acquire a new frame for this one. I’ll wait until January to undertake that task.

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