Friday, April 11, 2008

Impala Water Colour Painting.

The graceful Impala antelope is found from Southern Africa to East Africa and can be identified by the thin black stripe that runs along the center of the lower back to the long tail. They also have a distinctive black stripe that runs down each thigh. They have a tuft of long course black hair that covers their scent glands located just above the hoof on each hind leg.

These slender medium sized antelope are only 28" to 36" inches tall and inhabit grassland and light woodland areas. The scent glands are used to mark their territory and herds of between ten and fifty are presided over by dominant males who rub scent from face glands and create dung heaps to mark that territory.

Their natural predators are lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs and I suppose man.

Over the next few weeks I will be painting whatever I feel like at the time. I am not sure why the baboons back looks white on the photo the painting is more of a greyish black colour.

6 comments:

Zoe said...

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I love your paintings. They are really beautiful and colorful!

J. C. said...

The paintings are tremendous, I really enjoyed it, thanks so much for sharing. Great blog.

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durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Caroline,

The impala looks so sleek, and the baboon's back is gray, not white. Probably the color adjustment on your computer shows it as white.

It's a wonderful portrait, something like Animal Planet. I kind of expect a cheetah to prey on it. That is something I always like to watch on Discovery and Animal Planet.

Have a pleasant day. :-) --Durano, done!

Matthew S. Urdan said...

The water colors on your blog are really beautiful...Do you have an online catalog or are any available for sale?

h said...

uh-oh! here are those paintings again that i absolutely admire! you are very gifted and your works of art never fail to inspire me.

thanks for sharing them with all of us.