This painting is of a stunning Cape Buffalo. I usually work from my own life drawings and photographs although I do confess that this chap was taken from a professional photograph which I have full copyright to use I have not been quite this close to a Cape Buffalo - I feel that I got to know him quite well in the painting process!
I wanted to portray him very much in his natural environment with the heat dust & flys around him. My favourite part has to be the vibrancy of the orange light shining through his ears which for me really brings him to life.
Oil Paint & Acrylic