Zebra flower


This experiment in imagination started with a sweeping line, then other lines, then color in oil pastels. Early on I knew this needed to be expressed as a large oil painting.


Zebra flower is a large fine art oil painting, original, one-of-a-kind. It was painted by Alison C. Dibble as an exploration in whimsy, drawn from the imagination. The size is 36 x 36 x 1.5 inches (91.4 x 91.4 x 3,8 cm). It is intended to be unframed and is ready to hang. Price ($2300) includes packing, handling and shipping to the lower 48 states in the USA*.

I was lucky in a lottery to be chosen to take a two-day class at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. I selected Abstract Drawing as a way to push myself into something challenging and new. It was a well-taught workshop in a roomy studio with agreeable fellow classmates. I blasted away, and soon generated a stack of  designs in my response to the exercises the instructor had for us. The sketch for Zebra flower was in that bunch, done in oil pastels and crayon. It stuck in my mind. I scaled it up in my studio and painted it big, in oil paint. It is an experiment, as are all of my paintings.

[Item number 4648]

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A portion of the proceeds go to nonprofits that aid local efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cuba, Mongolia, and elsewhere.