Cooling Off

Francis Atanas

Size Guide


Transport yourself to the heart of Africa with this breathtaking painting capturing the beauty of nature and wildlife. The vivid colors and intricate details of this artwork will transport you to the banks of a serene river where a group of majestic elephants are bathing, playfully splashing water and taking in the refreshing water with their long trunks.

As you gaze at the painting, you can almost hear the soothing sound of the waterfall cascading down the mountain, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere. The majestic Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain, looms in the background, its snow-capped peak contrasting beautifully with the lush greenery of the landscape.

The artist's attention to detail and use of color truly bring this scene to life. Each elephant is distinct, with its own unique markings and characteristics, making them feel like real animals in their natural habitat. The way the water ripples and reflects the sunlight is masterfully captured, creating a sense of movement and energy.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this painting also has a deeper message. The elephants, known for their intelligence and emotional depth, are a symbol of strength, wisdom, and family unity. They are shown here in a peaceful moment, enjoying each other's company and the serenity of the natural world. This painting reminds us to slow down and appreciate the simple joys of life, the beauty of nature, and the importance of family and community.

Elephants are known for their love of water and are often seen basking in rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water. This behavior not only provides them with a way to cool off in hot climates but also serves as a form of social bonding and communication. When elephants enter the water, they often splash around, submerge themselves, and even roll over onto their sides to fully immerse themselves in the water. They also use their trunks as snorkels to breathe while underwater. During these water activities, elephants are known to play, interact with each other, and even engage in mating behavior. In addition to being a fun activity, bathing in rivers and other bodies of water also helps elephants maintain their skin health. Elephants have sensitive skin that is prone to sunburn, insect bites, and other skin conditions. Regular bathing helps keep their skin cool and hydrated, reducing the risk of these issues. Elephants are also social animals, and bathing in rivers provides them with an opportunity to interact with other members of their herd. Researchers believe that this behavior may help elephants develop stronger bonds with each other and communicate important information about food sources and other environmental conditions. Overall, basking in the river is an important and enjoyable activity for elephants. It not only provides them with a way to cool off and maintain their skin health but also serves as a form of social bonding and communication.

Whether you are an art collector, a nature lover, or simply looking for a beautiful piece to add to your home or office, this painting is sure to captivate and inspire. It will add a touch of sophistication and elegance to any room, while also providing a sense of peace and tranquility. The quality of the painting is unparalleled, with every brush stroke expertly placed, and the use of high-quality materials ensuring that it will last for years to come.

In conclusion, this painting is a true masterpiece, capturing the essence of Africa's natural beauty and the majesty of its wildlife. It is a celebration of life, family, and the importance of finding peace in the natural world. Whether you are an art enthusiast or simply looking for a beautiful addition to your home, this painting is sure to leave a lasting impression and be a cherished piece for years to come.


Medium: Painting : oil, acrylic, ink
Themes: Handmade African Art
Support: Canvas
Type: Unique work
Framing: Not framed
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Handcrafted in Tanzania
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Size Guide

Centimeters (CM)

Inches (IN)

50CM x 40CM

19 11/16 in X 15 3/4 in

50CM x 50CM

19 11/16 in X 19 11/16 in

60CM x 60CM

23 5/8 in X 23 5/8 in

70CM x 50CM

27 9/16 in X 19 11/16 in

80CM x 60CM

31 1/2 in X 23 5/8 in

100CM x 80CM

39 3/8 in X 31 1/2 in

140CM x 110CM

55 1/8 in X 43 5/16 in