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Size: 30″ x 24″
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A realistic painting of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa.
Artist Comments: This painting is the second in a series of five commissioned Africa paintings by a private art buyer in San Diego, CA.
I named this painting “Mount Kilimanjaro Rising”. Originally I was going to call it “Mount Kilimanjaro Rising Above The Serengeti”, which was taken from the lyrics of a famous Toto song “Africa”. It goes like this…
“…As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti…”
I loved that song when I was a teen and I still do. However, as I was starting my research on Africa and specifically Mt. Kilimanjaro, I discovered this mountain isn’t on the Serengeti, which is a huge nature reserve and safari destination. Kilimanjaro is actually several hundred miles away inside a national park in Tanzania called Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. So I decided to name this artwork Mount Kilimanjaro Rising which I feel is a more fitting name for it.
Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and is snow-capped year round, as one observes this painting, the viewer has the sense the mountain is floating above the clouds.
This particular work of art isn’t the first time I’ve painted this splendid mountain. Several years back I was also commissioned to do a painting of it from a photograph taken by my customer (not the same one as this painting) while they were on a hiking expedition up the face of Kilimanjaro. That painting is called “Scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro“. Follow the link to see it.
After having done the research on and creating all of these artworks of Africa, I find myself wanting to explore the African continent on my next vacation. I love to travel and see what all the world has to show me! When I’m asked where my favorite travel destination is, my reply is always “anywhere I’ve never been before!”
The links below will take you to the other paintings that are part of the Africa series in this commissioned group.
- African Elephant on the Serengeti
- Victoria Falls, Africa
- African Wildlife — Leopard
- African Wildlife — Three Giraffes
Other paintings of Africa that I’ve created are found in my blog article called Adventures In Africa Collection.
UPDATED: 27 January 2020