An oil painting of the African elephant on canvas. This artwork is part of the Adventures in Africa series.
SOLD: This painting was commissioned and sold to a California art collector.
About this African Elephant Oil Painting
Title: African Elephant on The Serengeti
Size: 18″ x 24″
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: 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 by American fine artist Teresa Bernard.
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
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.
♦ “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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UPDATED: 12 March 2023