A river in Africa by Elizabeth Kendall


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This work was nominated and now has been awarded “The Sally Sargent Fine Art Award Medium Master of Oil” in the SoJie 16 June 2012 juried invitational “Landscape and Light” show.

June 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Sally Sargent Fine Art Award
Medium Master – Oil Painting
SoJie 16, June 2012

It also received a badge of Honor for Traditional Arts

Traditional Art – Honors
SoJie 16, June 2012

Palette knife and oil on an x-raysheet: 36 × 43 cm. Original sold.
The stone in the water knows nothing of the hill which lies parched in the sun. (African Proverb)
I was thinking about the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa while painting this.
The Zulu people named it ‘Ukhahlamba’ and the Dutch Voortrekkers ‘The Dragon Mountain’. The Drakensberg Mountains, with their awe-inspiring basalt cliffs, snowcapped in winter, tower over riverine bush, lush yellowwood forests and cascading waterfalls, form a massive barrier separating KwaZulu-Natal from the Kingdom of Lesotho. The only road access to the Drakensberg is via Sani Pass, which at the top, boasts the highest pub on Africa, 3 000 metres above sea level.
ART: Oil
ART: Palette knife
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drakensberg, mountain, river, trees, season, stones, pebbles, water, blue, snow, white, nature, landcape, elizabeth kendall

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  • Claudia Dingle
    Claudia Dinglealmost 3 years ago

    So very skillful! I like this a lot.

  • Many thanks Dingle! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • karina73020
    karina73020almost 3 years ago

    Very beautiful painting, enjoy it!! :))

  • Thanks so much for the fav Karina and your very wonderful comment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 3 years ago

    20 favs here!! Dave says I must tell you it is EXCELLENT!! This is beautiful Liz, once again YOU’VE OUTDONE YOURSELF!!

  • Thanks a million Maree, the best compliment ever!
    A huge thanks to Dave too! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • almaalice
    almaalicealmost 3 years ago

    I was the first to comment on this truly exceptional painting. One of your very very best Elizabeth, just beautiful. For some reason my comment has not registered, perhaps I am out of practise, anyway I cannot let this most lovely of works pass without another try. Just love it. Alma xx

  • Aaaaw! thanks so much Alma, it is so good to see you here again, I appreciate your heartwarming comment, very encouraging!! Thanks for the fav too!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Jan Szymczuk
    Jan Szymczukalmost 3 years ago

    This is soooooo beautifully painted, I could lie on the bank all day fishing!

  • Lol!! Thanks so very much Jan, appreciate you and your fine comment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago


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  • Many, many thanks Dee for this wonderful honour!! And the fav! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely superb painting, love the technique and the textures !!!

  • Thanks so very much George, much appreciated!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning work, Elizabeth! Your painting is incredibly GOOD!

  • Thanks so very much Dottie, I appreciate your wonderful support…and the fav too! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 3 years ago

    goodness, Liz….this has professional quality!! Gorgeous work!

  • Smile!! and hugs…thanks Sally!! Also for the favourite! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Alan Stevens
    Alan Stevensalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations :)

  • Many thanks Alan!! A great honour!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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