Conflict on the Saltbush Plains
Having spent forty odd years on the land, I have often had the opportunity to stop and observe big buck kangaroos fighting on the saltbush plains. In this scene, an older red kangaroo is challenged by a younger male while another buck looks on waiting for an opportunity to take on the dominant male. A female also looks on, approvingly.
The fighting general means the most dominate male wins to father the next generation.
I usually draw wildlife to tell a story, which takes years of gathering material on animal behaviour, especially with my African subjects. There is no challenge in just ‘painting a pretty picture’ of an animal. Besides, it adds a little more creativity to the work, a term which the mainstream art world harp on when they blatantly reject realism because of their tainted ideological view that it lacks expressionism and creativity.
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|Conflict on the Saltbush Plains | Giclee (signed/numbered)||300||50.00cm H x 66.00cm W||$285.00 USD||