Monday, October 3, 2011

Water Play

"Water Play"

42x75"  / 107x190cm

oil on canvas

It was  hot afternoon and the elephant herds had gathered at the waterhole.
once they had slaked their thirsts and cooled their dusty hides
the play time began


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sausage Flower Season

"Sausage Flower Season"

30x40" / 76 x 102cm

oil on canvas

During the early summer months when the Sausage Trees (kigelia Afrikaner) come into bloom
the falling blossoms attract various antelope species who come to feed on them around the base of the tree.  This in turn attracts the nocturnal predation of leopards who come to prey on the antelope species.



30x40" / 76 x 102cm

oil on canvas

sub adult bull elephant charges out of the scrub bush
practising his adult skills with the verve and enthusiasm of his youth