by Angeline Rijkeboer
(Blaricum, the Netherlands)
All my life I have something special with elephants and that's why I am collecting little elephants (stone, glass, metal, etc.)
During my holidays I always try to buy a little elephant in every country I visit, for my collection. Now I have more than 50 of them.
I also like to paint animals and currently I am making a series of wildlife paintings, so it wasn't difficult to choose for an elephant.
As an elephant is grey and brown and I prefer bright colors, I decided to paint this elephant at sunset, so that the orange colors in the sky are reflecting at the elephant's skin. I hope you can see it on the photograph.
It's an acrylic painting on canvas.
The size is 60x80 cm.
I used a picture from a bookcover as an example for the elephant, the grass and the background are fantasy.
It resulted in a colorful painting and I am very pleased with it.