Saturday, November 25, 2017

Arty African Critters

Hi Eileen, I'm not getting out enough to photograph real wild critters, so I thought I'd share a few critters with whom I share space in the shop every day.
 Leopard stalking the unsuspecting buck 
 Leopard cub  - one of my most popular sellers
 Lioness carrying a cub. Lionesses move their [very] young up to five times a day; this is to avoid the father or other predators discovering them who would kill them 
 This is a painting of the mounatain peaks in Champagne Valley: Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle being the two main ones 
 A helicopter rescue into which the artist superimposed the hand of God and the hand of Adam  from Michaelangelo's painting in the Sistine Chapel (the image of the near-touching hands of Adam and God has become iconic of humanity)
 The Bearded Vulture - endangered and now being conserved in the Central Drakensberg 
 Brahman Bull; painted originally on leather and taking four days to complete 
 These cattle were emerging from the dam called Spionkop. This is on the site of the Battle of Spioenkop (Anglo Boer war)
This painting is called Cow and Calf. It hangs on the door to the shop and stops everyone in their tracks 
Muthi and the Meerkats is my best seller on canvas, on coffee mugs, on magnets, coasters, potstands, mousepads, keyrings and clocks 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters here



  1. Hello Jo, these are all wonderful critter images. Some of my favorites are the cute Leopard cub, the mountain peaks and the last Meerkats with Muthi. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I also appreciate your comment on my post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  2. Wonderful! Beautiful!
    I like the mountains peaks best
    Have a great week-end!

  3. that last painting is just so precious, I love Muthi in there and he is hard to find with his siblings. that first painting is my favorite but I would want just the cat and not the prey.. I love big cats. this artist is truly talented. I love them all... number 2 favorite is the cow/calf. LOVE it... it is a show stopper

  4. Wonderful works of art. Muthi and the meerkats is quite whimsical.

  5. Hello Jo! I can see why the leopard cub is a best seller! I love it too!
    They are all wonderful though, capturing the spirit of Africa!

  6. Hi Jo,
    you are surrounded by some beautiful art. I like the leopard too, it's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this wonderful art.

  7. These are all beautiful paintings.

  8. These are all very beautiful (and special for me) paintings !


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