African Wildlife — Three Giraffes

Three giraffes are depicted in this oil painting. This piece is part of the Adventures in Africa series.

giraffes painting
African Wildlife — Three Giraffes © Copyright 2019 – Present

SOLD: This painting was a commissioned work and has been sold.

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Hi Teresa, we received the paintings. They’re beautiful! Thank you very much. Our eldest will love the giraffes. — Glenn Callan, San Diego CA

About this Painting of Giraffes

Title: African Wildlife — Three Giraffes
Size:
18″ w x 24″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A realistic composition of three giraffes on the open planes of the Serengeti. The adult giraffes are posing in a group with a blue sky overhead. Hand-painted and signed by Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

African Wildlife — Three Giraffes is one of several paintings I was commissioned to do for an art collector. My customer wanted to present this particular painting to his adult daughter as a Christmas gift since she loves giraffes.

I found this painting to be a challenging one since I had never painted giraffes before. Before putting my paintbrush to the canvas, I gave a lot of thought to how I would approach it. It required studying giraffes from every possible angle, paying special attention to their spots if you want to call them spots, that is. They are more like splotches. I observed that no two giraffes are identical in their “spots.” I also paid attention to the color of their splotches. Even though the giraffes are similar in color, I wanted each one to stand out, so I made the brown splotches slightly different in color for each giraffe.

After the painting was completed and delivered to my client’s home, he contacted me to tell me how much his daughter loved it.

Other Paintings in The Adventures in Africa Series

The giraffe painting shown above is one of five African-themed paintings commissioned by an art collector. The following links will take you to the other paintings in this commissioned group.

Mt. Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising (2018)
30″ w x 24″ h
victoria falls
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (2018)
30″ w x 24″ h
african wildlife leopard painting
Africa Wildlife — Leopard (2019)
18″ w x 24″ h
african elephant painting
African Elephant On The Serengeti (2018)
18″ w x 24″ h

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UPDATED: 26 July 2022

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African Wildlife — Leopard

A leopard is depicted in this African wildlife painting. This piece is part of the Adventures in Africa series.

African leopard painting
African Wildlife — Leopard © Copyright 2019 – Present

SOLD: This painting is a commission and has been sold to an art collector in San Diego, CA.

About this Painting of The African Leopard

Title: African Wildlife — Leopard
Size:
18″ x 24″
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A realistic African wildlife portrait of the leopard. The leopard is sitting in front of a camouflaged background. This painting is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

An art collector who is passionate about Africa commissioned this wildlife painting of a leopard. He wanted me to create a portrait of a leopard for his personal collection of African art. I composed this artwork using a reference photo provided by my client. It’s one of five paintings he commissioned from me. However, before I began working on this painting, I did some research about leopards. Here is a little of what I learned about this big cat.

About Leopards

Leopards are graceful and powerful big cats closely related to lions, tigers, and jaguars. They live in sub-Saharan Africa, northeast Africa, Central Asia, India, and China. They easily adapt to a wide variety of habitats, altitudes, and temperatures, from high mountains to deserts to rainforests. The largest of the species are named after the regions where they’re found, like the North African leopard and the Persian leopard. These big cats have a varied diet and enjoy different kinds of grub. They will eat bugs, fish, antelope, monkeys, rodents, deer; pretty much any prey that is available!

Other Paintings in The Adventures in Africa Series

An art collector commissioned five African-themed paintings, including the leopard painting shown above. The links below will take you to the other paintings in this commissioned series.

mt Kilimanjaro painting
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising (2018)
30″ w x 24″ h
victoria falls painting
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (2018)
30″ w x 24″ h
african wildlife painting
Africa Wildlife — Giraffes (2019)
18″ w x 24″ h
african elephant painting
African Elephant On The Serengeti (2018)
18″ w x 24″ h

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Mount Kilimanjaro Rising

A painting of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the African plains. This piece is part of the Adventures in Africa series.

Mount Kilimanjaro painting
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising © Copyright 2018 – Present

SOLD: This painting is a commission and has been sold to an art collector in California.

About this Painting of Mount Kilimanjaro

Title: Mount Kilimanjaro Rising
Size:
 30″ x 24″
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A realistic African landscape painting of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania rising above the planes of Africa. This composition is hand-painted on quality gallery wrap stretched canvas and is signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

This painting is named “Mount Kilimanjaro Rising.” Originally, I planned to call it “Mount Kilimanjaro Rising Above The Serengeti,” after the lyrics of a popular Toto song, “Africa.” This is how it goes…

“…As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti…”

I used to love that song as a teen, and I still do. However, as I began my research on Africa, specifically Mount Kilimanjaro, I discovered that it is not located in the Serengeti, a vast nature reserve and safari destination. Instead, Kilimanjaro is located several hundred miles away in Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. So I decided to call this piece Mount Kilimanjaro Rising, which I believe is a more appropriate title.

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. I was also commissioned to paint it several years ago from a photograph taken by my customer (not the same one as this painting) while they were on a hiking expedition up Kilimanjaro’s north face. That painting is called “Scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro.” Follow the link to see it.

After researching 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!”

For more information about this famous mountain see this website about Kilimanjaro National Park.

Other Paintings in The Adventures in Africa Series

Mount Kilimanjaro Rising shown above is one of five commissioned paintings by a private art buyer in San Diego, CA. The following links are to the other paintings in this commissioned series.

victoria falls
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (2018)
30″ w x 24″ h
giraffes wildlife painting
Africa Wildlife — Giraffes (2019)
18″ w x 24″ h
african leopard painting
Africa Wildlife — Leopard (2019)
18″ w x 24″ h
african elephant painting
African Elephant On The Serengeti (2018)
18″ w x 24″ h

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UPDATED: 26 July 2022

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