I love painting the spirit and movement of water!
Water is the lifeblood of our bodies, our economy, and our society. It makes life on earth possible. In Botswana’s Okavango Delta it turns a harsh desert into a thriving oasis. Thousands of animals and people celebrate the season of pula, (rain in swahili), when the Angola rainfall makes its 2,500 mile journey from the highlands of Angola to the Okavango Delta, forming a wellspring of life in the sands of the Kalahari, bringing with it sustenance and hope.
I titled this painting “Disruption“ as the giant bull truly disrupts anything in his path and all are at his will. He has lived to see the worst and best that the African veld has to offer and it shows in his torn ears, aged wrinkles and wise face. The white-faced whistling ducks add a sense of movement and energy to the composition and bring your eye into the old bull. Also notice the cape buffalo in the background and then look deep into the background and find the Kudu….Like Africa this painting slowly unveils its inhabitants so that you must search carefully for each of its treasures.