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Day 3 Namibia Impressions 3, Save the Rhino fundraising 30 paintings in 30

Namibia Impressions 3, Etosha
Oil palette knife painting
30x30cm (12x12inches) on 3mm MDF canvas panel
Available 200 euro, international shipping included
50% of the sale goes to the Save the Rhino Trust 
who patrol and monitor the desert adapted black rhinos of the Namib desert
Day 3's painting sees a change of colour. This evokes the Etosha pan and the heat of the day. Are those reflections or just the heat shimmer of another beautiful day?

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