Sunday, December 2, 2018

Elephant and Mount Kilimanjaro painting by Teresa Dominici

Mount Kilimanjaro 19,340' is Africa's highest peak. Kilimanjaro has become a major destination for mountaineers and trekkers from around the world.
The landscape on Kilimanjaro is very beautiful. The mountain can be divided into 5 climatic zones, each with its own fauna and flora.  The mountain is rich in flora and fauna. You get to see the various climatic conditions starting from the bush-land on the bottom of the mountain to the arctic ice region on top of the mountain. You have the tropical rain forests, the evergreen forests, the moorlands and the alpine desert regions in between. 


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Images of these great beasts with Kilimanjaro’s white summit as the backdrop are world-renowned. Much less familiar are the shy and rarely-seen elephants that dwell in the high forests. 

In the past, elephants roamed freely up and down the mountain. Now they run a treacherous gauntlet as more and more of the slopes are cultivated. When tempted by the succulent crops, wild animals such as the elephants and monkeys face poisonous traps, snares and spears.

These mighty beasts will lead us on a journey of exploration, adventure and revelation as we follow their footsteps up the Great White Mountain - Mount Kilimanjaro.
Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340') is Africa’s highest peak. - See more at: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/kilimanjaro-climb/detail#sthash.z3WdmyV1.dpuf

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Golden Gate Bridge Painting

I am pleased with this painting "The Golden Gate Bridge", is a  4,200 foot long main suspension span was a world record that stood for 27 years. 

It is still the second longest in the United States after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge which links Staten Island to Brooklyn in New York.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Golden Gate Bridge in Progress

I started to paint the "Golden Gate Bridge" in San Francisco. It needs more work, but I hope to finish it soon.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Riomaggiore Village Painting

Pardon my absence in blogging, with the kids back to school I can now do catch up with my paintings and blogging.

This painting below was completed a while ago of Riomaggiore, the progress of which I present to you now.

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Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre. It was first mentioned in the 13th century. The founders of the village moved from the hills to the sea, and built 3-4-storey houses on the rocky, steep territory. The houses have two entrances, one at the front, and one at the back, usually higher up. The buildings were constructed this way not only because of the steep hills, but also for safety reasons, so that the inhabitants could escape in case of Saracen attacks.