The last photo is the inspiration photo for the painting itself.
What elephant symbolizes? The Elephant has many blessings in Feng Shui. Elephant brings infant luck to those who are wishing for babies in their lives. Buddha's mother dreamt about a white elephant and got pregnant after that. Therefore the elephant is a lucky omen in Buddhism. Elephant also take away troubles and is a protective symbol. Elephant is a sacred animal in Thailand and India, and is used to represent loyalty, wisdom, longevity and elegance. They are symbols of good luck and excellent fortune.