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Original Oil Painting of Elephants
Oil Paint on Canvas
Canvas Size H 120cm x W 75cm
Framed Size: H 81cm x W 127cm
Sold in White Box Frame
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Duel is an original oil painting by Sophie Harden. This wonderful painting of two fighting bull elephants, kicking up the dust as they go has been inspired by Sophie’s travels to Kenya. Painted on dark a blue background, using contrasting white oil to pick out where the light hits the subject gives this painting a huge sense of movement and fluidity. Sophie’s contemporary monochrome technique allows movement to flood the painting, from the explosive energy and grace of animals to the small details that captures a moment in time. Sophie works to accentuate the adaptation of light, making the viewer perceive a 3D object from often just small marks and brushstrokes.
Sophie Harden grew up in rural Shropshire surrounded by all walks of animal life. Sophie has always had a passion for animals and the countryside inspiring her subject in her art and paintings. Having done university and the London stint, Sophie made the bold move to set up on her own as an artist. Now settled in the county of Oxfordshire, Sophie creates her art from a local studio surrounded by wildlife, from the hares living in the garden to the racehorses on the farm. As a self taught artist Sophie works with a range of methods from quick chalk sketches, to fun vibrant oil paintings, down to detailed pastel portraits. Sophie has worked on a number of animal portraits, capturing the character and detail of each animal subject and delivers the full service for personalised commissions including photography and framing.
Size: H:81 cm x W:127 cm