African Elephant On The Serengeti

African Elephant Serengeti painting

© Copyright 2018 – Present

Size: 18″ x 24″
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: This realistic style painting depicts an African elephant on the Serengeti and is the first of three commissioned paintings as part of an Africa art collection in San Diego, California.

Teresa, our favorite elephant just arrived. My wife and I absolutely love it. So much more special in person. Fantastic! We can hardly wait to see the next two. Thanks again. — G. Callan, San Diego CA


Artist Comments: This painting is the first one of three commission paintings I painted for a client who lives in San Diego, California. He first contacted me about another elephant painting that I had painted several years back called Raging African Elephant. Since that one had already sold, he commissioned me to do the one above. While I was working on this painting, this same client commissioned two more paintings of Africa.

The links below will take you to the other two paintings that are part of this commissioned group.

  • Mount Kilimanjaro Rising
  • Victoria Falls, Africa

Some Interesting Facts About African Elephants

  • The word “elephant” comes from the Greek word “elephas” meaning “ivory”
  • Elephants are the largest of all land animals and have an average life span of 50 to 70 years
  • Their are only two distinct types of elephants — African and Asian. Of these two varieties, African elephants are the largest.
  • African elephants have larger ears than their Asian cousin. Their ears look like the African content and are used to radiate heat away from their body. Asian elephant ears are smaller and rounded.
  • Male elephants are called bulls, females are cows, and a baby is called a calf
  • Both the male and female African elephant grow tusks
  • They can grow to more than 12 feet tall and weigh up to about 7 tons (14,000 pounds)
  • They prefer to stay in herds of 12 to 20 and the majority of them live on the Savannah
  • The females are extremely social and take very good care of their offspring
  • When a calf is born, it can weigh 200 pounds and stand 3 feet tall. Gestation is about 22 months.

commission artist for hireTeresa creates works of art for fellow art lovers all over the world. Follow this link to find out how to commission a painting of your own. Or contact us for more information.


UPDATED: 09 June 2018

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comments from happy customersRead what satisfied customers and art collectors are saying about their Teresa Bernard oil paintings. Thanks to the Internet Teresa has sold her paintings all across America and around the world.  If you own one of her paintings we would love to hear from you too! Email us your comments and we’ll add them here.

“Teresa, our favorite elephant [painting] just arrived. My wife and I absolutely love it. So much more special in person. Fantastic! We can hardly wait to see the next two. Thanks again.” — G. Callan, San Diego CA

• “Teresa, just wanted to let you know that the painting arrived and it’s absolutely phenomenal!! Thank you again.” — K. Burke, Erie PA

• “Teresa, I received the painting in good order. Very nice and a good gift. Thank you and Merry Christmas!” — B. Kuller, Rockford IL

• “Teresa, the painting arrived and it looks wonderful! I can’t wait to see my wife’s reaction this weekend.” — R. Draper, Granville IL

• “Painting has arrived. I am pleased to add it to my collection. Thank you.” — H. Shaw, Winston Salem NC

• “I wanted you to know that I received the painting and presented it to Jim and he loved it! Thank you so much for all of your time and effort. It was well worth the wait!” — A. Boutillier, Morristown NJ

• “I received my painting! Thank you very much, it’s a beautiful work of art!” — P. Cooper, Yokosuka, Japan

• The painting looks phenomenal in my living room and is a wonderful conversation piece. All my guests just rave about it. — C. Dalton, South Pasadena CA

• The painting just arrived and we absolutely love it! Thanks so much for painting such a lovely work of art for us. We’ll cherish it forever! — T. Phillips, Hampton VA


UPDATED: 26 May 2018