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Elephants Galore!

These two paintings are a couple of elephant studies finished recently. Both were a challenge for me in their different ways.

The first – A Mother’s Love – is oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm, and took a long time as it was a gift for someone very special in my life. I may have overworked it as a result, but hey, that’s life!

The second one, also oil paint, but on canvas board, 30 x 40 cm, was quicker to do and a little more relaxed as a result! Perhaps I am just getting more used to painting elephants!

I hope you like one or other, or both! I am tempted with a wolf I have seen as my next project – watch this space! Thank you for reading xx

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“Wild Contemplation”

This fellow was so engrossed in his contemplation he didn’t notice me creeping near to paint him! He’s painted in my favourite medium – oils – on canvas board, 30 x 30 cm.

He was so enjoying the warmth of the sun that he didn’t move and his attention was completely focused on the middle distance. He could have been meditating!