Crossing the River

Fine Art Watercolour Paper
Giclee 'OPEN EDITION' Prints
Aprox. Size: 330mm x 460mm
Price: £41.00
Media type


Original Painting Medium: Oil on canvas
Scientific Name: Loxodonta africana
Region: Africa

Sunset reflected on water is inspirational. To combine this with my passion for elephants; was a pleasure and a challenge to portray. The inspiration for my oil painting came after seeing a photograph by Andrew Watts. Whilst on holiday in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, Andrew stood on the banks of the Luangwa River waiting for the sunrise - when the elephants appeared.

Apparently, the elephants leave the park at night to forage and then return in the morning, crossing the river in the same place. Elephants often follow a regular pattern; the herd using the same route as their ancestors to reach familiar feeding grounds. In many places the passage of generations of elephants has carved well beaten trails, worn smooth by the tread of innumerable padded feet. Super shot! Thanks Andrew.

My oil painting, 'Crossing the River', plus Fine Art Prints and Greetings Cards are also available from Larmer Tree Studio, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire.