Monday, April 27, 2009

Samburu Safari, oil on linen, 32 x 15

It is such an exciting time in Africa when preparations are being made for safari. In Northern Kenyan that often means getting the camels packed. The wooden frames on their backs can either be used for a saddle, with some padding, or for packing safari supplies. This young Samburu was dressed in his finery for the occasion

A Moments Sun, oil on linen 16 x 32

When the sun breaks through in the far north, itis a moment to be enjoyed.

Guarding the Den, oil on linen, 9 x 14

Spotted Hyaenas are not everyones favorite animal but I think that they can be very appealing, slightly mischievious.

Close Family, colored pencil 23 x 12.5 "

Cheetah are one of my all time favorite animals to portray. Their elegant long lines can make interesting compositions, vertical is always a challenge. Their colors and texture are so rich. Although curious these young ones are not too keen to wander too far from the security of their mother.