Conflict on the Saltbush Plains

 | Wallhanging by Chris McClelland | Artists for Conservation

Conflict on the Saltbush Plains

Australia Wildlife
50.00cm H x 66.00cm W
Colored Pencil
Year Completed:
Kangaroos Fighting
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Artist will donate 10% to Painted Dog Conservation Organisation from sale of this work.
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$5,400 USD

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

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