Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Elephant Trio finally sold after 4 years



The elephant Trio has finally been sold after 4 years of either hanging on my walls or wrapped up in storage.I have had quite a few people interested in buying it,but none of them could afford to purchase it. Since it was worth much more than they were willing to pay , I just kept it till someone who ,not only was in love with the painting but who could buy it as well .That happened yesterday and the painting has now found a new home.
I painted the Elephant Trio during my 4 year stay in Elephant valley just outside Kasane.

Those were some of the best years of my life as I was able to come in close contact with wildlife,predominately elephants.Elephants would come to our waterhole which was situated in front of our tented camp during the afternoons of the dry winter months.Living a  simple life in the bush exposed us to many exiting interactions between animals .Some of the things I really enjoyed was hearing the roar of a lion at night while I lay awake in my bed,waking up to the smell of wood smoke and coffee.Walking  through the bush alone while taking photos of the wildlife.The rumbling sound of a herd of elephants communicating to each other during the night while they browsed on nearby trees only meters away from my bed.

So the painting of the Elephant Trio is not a painting created in a studio,but rather one that was created in one of the few remaining areas of the world where it was truly wild,sounds romantic doesn't it.Well the truth is ,that although it sounds exiting and romantic, it did come with some interesting features like,no electricity ,cooking over a fire, leaky tents, snakes,our dog and cat being killed by a leopard, angry elephants blocking the roads,and so on.But funnily enough if someone offered me the chance to go back to that type of life again I probably would.

SOLD

13 comments:

April Jarocka said...

Congratulations Roger. It's a momentous occasion to see something finally go out of the door. It's a beautiful painting and I would have been surprised had you not sold it!

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks April! Funny thing is that there are aspects of the painting I am not quite happy with but I have been prevented by some not to make any changes to it,as they liked it as it is.What I have found with my art is that everyone has their own tastes ,a certain painting would be disliked by one but loved by another.

MARIA VILLIOTI said...

Beautiful painting Roger.That's art. Do not forget that you too, admire works and artists that others might hate. Even our own work may not be like us,as much as likes someone else. So are human relationships. We like people who are hated for some.

Studio at the Farm said...

It's a beautiful painting, Roger, and I am glad it found a good home. It sounds, too, like you have had some quite interesting times.

Jesus Estevez said...

Congratulations Roger, the painting is incredible, it is good that you wait to get your price, I think that the client that bought it has done a good investment.

Andrew said...

the one in the middle has such a strong gaze.

Janice said...

Congratulations on your sale! It is a lovely painting. I am particularly fond of elephants, very nice work! :)

DAREL JAVIER said...

AWESOME ARTWORK! NICE TO KNOW YOU SIR! :)

Susan Roux said...

Congrats on your sale and also for holding out for the right buyer. The passion you talk about shows through in this painting. You make me want to experience this though it has never been my dream. I have lots of nature at my front door, just smaller... Very nice painting.

Gary Keimig said...

congratulations Roger. It was well worth the wait and I don't blame you for waiting. It is a great painting.
Thanks for the kind comment on my art blog

RLT Art said...

Congratulations Roger on the sale :D It is such a stunning piece of work!

Stephanie Berry said...

That's great--and encouragement to us who hold on to paintings we know are good and don't want to "sell under-value". What a wonderful time that must have been.

NEL said...

A fine painting, the canvas is your camera.