It’s hot in the African plains, and a puddle with some wet mud is all too hard to resist for this little guy. African Elephants are usually found in close-knit family groups and a youngster seldom ventures off for very long, at risk of being spotted by a hungry lion or losing it’s way altogether and starving to death (calves continue to drink milk for about two years, sometimes longer).
Painting skin is always fascinating, having different characteristics depending on the animal. An Elephant’s skin is very thick and rough to protect it from Africa’s harsh conditions, while mud is used as a natural sunscreen. The process of drawing every line on is a long and painstaking process, but well worth it to define one of the most unique animals on Earth.
This painting comes framed with a beautiful, Italian-made wooden frame and is ready to hang. The painting suits both modern and traditional homes with dark furniture. It would add a nice touch to a children's bedroom also.