I chose colored pencil and pastel as my medium for this piece where the vibrant colors enabled me to enhance the hues of the setting sun reflected on the elephants body.
Within the first 10 minutes on the opening night of Humane Society International Extinction Denied fundraiser art exhibition the drawing sold for $1200. The exhibtion was held on Monday 10th September, 2007 at the ArtHouse hotel in Sydney. 100% of proceeds went towards HSI animal protection campaigns in Australia and overseas.
Evening Sun raised 140 pounds from the sale of a limited edition print at the online auction for Sketch for Survival 2018 campaign. Sketch for Survival is a major exhibition of wildlife art in conjunction with Exploreres Against Extinction. It is currently estimated that 55 elephants per day are killed for their ivory, that's one every 26 minutes. Sketch for Survival is all about raising awareness of these shocking statistics, while also raising significant funds to fight wildlife crime.
Artists, illustrators, cartoonists and celebrities were invitted to spend this 26 minutes on a sketch of any endangered species. All these sketches and other donated artworks were displayed on a gallery tour within the UK in October, 2018 and the Salmagundi Club, New York, USA in November 2018.
The photo reference for this drawing was kindly supplied by Marie Strydom of African Wildlife Photography.
Available Editions of this Artwork
|Edition Info||Edition Size||Dimensions||Edition Price|
|Evening Sun | Giclee (signed/numbered)||25||51.00cm H x 40.00cm W||$200.00 USD||