Zelinski created this for a magazine serialization of Kelly Roos’ suspense novel What did Hattie See? He worked in gouache, washing it in acrylic varnish so it was no longer matt. The advantage of gouache was its flexibility, in that it could be re-wet and re-worked, meaning Zelinski could take his time over the details of an illustration.
The original painting art board is approximately 40 cm wide x 50 cm tall. The artwork is float mounted on to conservation grade mountboard and presented in a white wooden box frame glazed with anti-reflective glass.