Friday, January 7, 2011

"The road to Caprivi" oil (Black Rhino) 5 x 14

Anyone who has been to Africa will know about the hours of driving through endless Bush. This is the Kalahari in Botswana.I was traveling with the British army through the country. I love the Idea that when the truck has passed a stillness descends on the landscape and all that is left are the tire tracks.


Vernon Washington said...

Matthew I have yet to experience Africa and desperately want this. One of the reasons your work speaks to is the way you translate the natural world. I continue to enjoy and admire your work, particularly when you take me to Afica.

john said...

Great paintings like always. Where in Costa Rica were your wading birds seen. Reminds me of Tarcoles. The rhino painting is especially great. It reminds me of the rhinos I saw in South Africa, although the landscape was more lush where I was. Next month I hope to get more African experiences in Uganda. Been there?

From The Studio Floor said...

Thank you for your comments. You will love Africa. It changes everything.I can't wait to see your post Safari paintings.They will be amazing!

I saw the birds on a golf course pond at a resort in Playa de Conchal.I am glad you like the rhino. I am jealous of your upcoming trip to Uganda. I have never been there.