African Elephant on The Serengeti

An original oil painting of the African elephant on canvas. This artwork is part of the Adventures in Africa series.

painting of African Elephant
African Elephant on The Serengeti © Copyright 2018 – Present

SOLD: This painting was commissioned and sold to a California art collector.

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framed painting of the African Elephant
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“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.” — Glenn Callan, San Diego CA


Details & Description

Title: African Elephant on The Serengeti
Size: 18″ w x 24″ h
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front 
Series: Part of the Adventures in Africa Series

This realistic style painting depicts an African bull elephant on the Serengeti, a wildlife preserve and safari destination. This painting is hand-painted on quality gallery wrap stretched canvas and signed in the lower left corner by American fine artist Teresa Bernard.

The original canvas painting does not have the copyright watermark ©️

Read more about the Adventures in Africa Series.

Artist Comments

This African elephant painting is the first one of five 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 more paintings of 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. There are only two distinct types of elephants — African and Asian. Of these two varieties, African elephants are the largest. The African variety has larger ears than its Asian cousin. Their ears look like the African continent and are used to radiate heat away from their body. Asian elephant ears are smaller and rounded.
    • African elephants prefer to stay in herds of 12 to 20, and most of them live in the Savannah. Both male and female African elephants grow tusks. They can grow to more than 12 feet tall and weigh up to about 7 tons (14,000 pounds).
    • Males are called bulls, females are cows, and a baby is called a calf. When a calf is born, it can weigh 200 pounds and stand 3 feet tall. Gestation is about 22 months. Females are highly social and take excellent care of their offspring.

Other Paintings in The Adventures in Africa Series

African Elephant on The Serengeti shown above is one of five paintings commissioned by a private art buyer in San Diego, CA. The links below take you to the other paintings in this commissioned series.

Mount Kilimanjaro painting
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising (2018)
30″ w x 24″ h
Victoria Falls painting
Victoria Falls, Africa (2018)
30″ w x 24″ h
African wildlife painting
Africa Wildlife — Giraffes (2019)
18″ w x 24″ h
african wildllife leopard
Africa Wildlife — Leopard (2019)
18″ w x 24″ h

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“Excellent realism! Looks like a photo! As an amateur sketcher, I can appreciate the exquisite attention to detail…indeed, it is worthy of the title; ‘fine art'” — Dann T Mann, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, MeWe

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