Title: "Watering Hole 2"
Medium: oil on 2 canvases (diptych)
Size: 60 x 96 inches
"Watering Hole 2" is one of the 11 large abstracts I painted specifically for a solo exhibition in Midtown Manhattan that was in the lobby of the TIME Building. The whole series was inspired by a recent trip I took to South Africa for a safari. The whole experience was incredible but there was one that stood out most in my mind. We had been viewing a group of lions feasting on a cape buffalo they had recently killed when all of a sudden hundreds of buffalo came silently to confront the lions. It was a tense standoff. The lions backed down! Then the cape buffalos turned around a headed toward a watering hole. We got there first and experienced the whole thing. They kicked up so much dust, the air in the bright sun was white. And, they just kept coming!
Watering Hole 1 can hang with its companion painting, Watering Hole 2 as a diptych, which is how they have been displayed. They were painted purposefully to be independent paintings, unlike some diptych halves, which lose their umph alone.
I painted this painting with many layers of white. You can't tell in the photo, but it has a lot of paint on it! I kept the other colors to a minimum to emphasize the line and the movement.
I am very proud of this painting and it looks fabulous on a grey or colored wall. It is currently being exhibited at another venue in Midtown, but if it is purchased, I can get it and replace it with another painting! Two huge shows in one year!
Due to size, this canvas will be shipped rolled in a tube. Any framer can re-stretch them on gallery stretchers. If needed.