Elephants are incredibly quiet. For all their size and bulk, they move almost soundlessly through the landscape. At our Safari Camp in Tanzania we had a bull elephant who liked to hang around the camp. I could be sitting on the porch, look away for a moment, and suddenly, soundlessly, he was there.
This painting that I did of my quiet elephant seemed to appear just as suddenly. I began with a simple sketch and he emerged, softly moving through the landscape. I thought you might like to see the stages in his evolution.