Monday, 8 April 2013

G is for Giraffe



I've always loved giraffes with their long bandy legs and necks like periscopes. If you're going to live in the wilds of Africa and are not top of the food chain, I guess being a giraffe is probably your best bet. Although lions like a bit of best end of neck for their Sunday dinner, I'll put my money on old long legs putting up a good fight and flight.

It's also to their advantage that they are without the sought after tusks, horns and skins that put their fellow savanna-dwellers on the endangered list which is truly something to be grateful for.

I don't paint enough animals. I feel a shift coming on... Much as I have enjoyed the poppies, the plains of the Kalahari are calling!

This long-limbed fella is trying his best to blend into his surroundings. He swears he saw Larry the Lion lurking - and he had a napkin tied around his neck...

10 comments:

  1. What a great painting! Loving the angle and perspective, and the wonderful colors!

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  2. love the perspective combined with the giraffe's expression. Makes me smile!!

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  3. This is just too cute. You captured the eyes perfectly.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  4. Cute giraffe!!!
    You inspired me to do the A-Z challenge. Enjoying it so far. It is good practice and keeps us creating.

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  5. Beautiful painting and a graceful creature!

    New follower via the A to Z. Nice to meet you!

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  6. loving the looseness your paintings are having at the moment.

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  7. well I almost went for giraffe - agree they are great, but all of my animals seem to be icky

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  8. This is really cool! I love giraffes and your painting is wonderful - great and perfect colors!

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  9. I love your painting! He's lovely.

    I wish I could paint...

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  10. simply adorable....and I love how I can see where your fingers helped make the background ;)

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