Mammoths, and new exhibition on the horizon

Posted by Nadya on Jul 27, 2011

“Life has been busy! Mostly with work, and not enough painting, but that’s normal.
Have done a bit of work on the mammoths this weekend. I admit I’m struggling a bit with the background – backgrounds intimidate me at the best of times! I’m thinking of putting in a herd of mammoths in the background just so I wouldn’t have to paint any landscape or trees – hah!

I did a bit of the foreground, then rewarded myself for the effort by switching back to working on the little mammoth’s face… it’s definitely getting there!

Baby Mammoth digital work in progress

Baby Mammoth digital work in progress

You can see my progress on the background on the WetCanvas forum thread: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=937474&page=3

In other art news, I have been invited to an exhibition in Adelaide – Creating for Conservation, raising funds for Painted Dog Conservation Inc., which supports not only wildlife conservation, but wonderful community education projects in Africa. (Well, technically, I already knew about it, but forgot, and then was invited after the closing date.)

I will be sending my original Zebra and Springbok artworks there – I would love for them to sell and contribute to this wonderful cause! Fundraising for Africa – how could I not participate?

Creating for Conservation

The Art of Saving Wildlife

7 – 9 October 2011
Belair Schools Hall, Main Road, Belair, Adelaide

Creating for Conservation is about the art of saving wildlife and in turn, the art of giving to the people of Africa. The profound impact of engaging and empowering people in life skills and promise is immeasurable no matter what country you are in. This exhibition is about supporting the wonders and ripple effect of education on individuals and communities, their livelihoods and ultimately the protection of the wildlife they live with.
…Funds from this year’s event will be going towards the projects that PDC Inc supports in Zimbabwe and in Zambia – Painted Dog Conservations’ Bush Camp in Zimbabwe, and Chimpembele Wildlife Education Centre and the Zambia Carnivore Programme.”



Nadya, your baby looks so precious. Congratulations on being invited to the art show. That is fabulous. I think you might be your own worst critic. Your work is wonderful. Love seeing the progress on your art.

July 31st, 2011 | 2:33 am

Nadya – your mammoth baby is fantastic! Extinct because of human kind…. and climate change! This is a lesson about Elephants too. Thank you for adding the “I pledge to do at least ONE thing effective for the Elephants” on this blog page.xx

August 9th, 2011 | 10:59 am

Nadya, I was just wondering how your mammoths are coming along?

August 19th, 2011 | 2:36 am

Hey Belinda!!
Thanks for asking – they’ve been put on hold a little bit because I have to finish a commissioned pet portrait painting by September. But I’m itching to get back to working on them. :)

August 19th, 2011 | 9:43 am
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