I got to photograph rhinos here in South Africa and was amazed by their combination of calm and strength, which is not what you would think of in a large vegetarian. This rhino was not charging when I saw him, but thought it might be nice to give him some movement. I broke the rule about centering the composition and also crowded him with the top edge to enhance his physical presence and create tension. To enhance the focal point I raised the chroma of the dirt around him to a bright red.
I painted the original in acrylic on panel at 60x45cm
Christopher Reid is an internationally recognized artist that paints everything from portraits to landscapes to wildlife. Reid paints in pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and charcoal. His style has been described as “contemporary realism with an emphasis on color and depth.”
Chris was born in South Africa, but moved to the US with his family at an early age. There he studied art at the famous Savannah College of Art & Design. He founded an advertising firm to pay for his college and worked in graphic design for many years before returning his focus to his true love of fine art. ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.