WHITE RHINO UNDER A SHADY TREE


WHITE RHINO UNDER A SHADY TREE
      
Acrylic with coloured pencil

Image size: 400 x 400 mm

Cost: 2.250,-€
With frame: 2.500,-€

 
Also Available as high quality digital print on Hahnemühle fine art paper printed on an Epson printer using UltraChrome K3 ink

Paper size: 420 x 430 mm
Image size: 295 x 295 mm

Cost: 55,-€

I love Rhinos and this one in particular. I observed him for a long time ambling lugubriously in his generous compound in Münster Zoo enjoying the early morning summer sunshine. As he wandered under a tree the leaves cast wonderful shadows across his head and the oblique sunlight playing across the surface of his skin highlighted the tiny folds in sharp relief. His horn was garlanded with moss and dried mud, which gave him an almost regal repose. I took the photograph the instant a pool of bright sunlight illuminated his sad but wise old eye.