Original painting in Oils on canvas, framed white high-gloss bevelled frame.
Size: (To the edge of the frame) - 50cm x 50cm
Original painting in Oils on canvas, framed in bevelled aged gold frame with inlay.
Size: (to the edge of the frame) 60cm x 60cm
Part of my growing series studying African wildlife through a mix of alla prima and layering oil techniques. The Giraffe was a favorite animal of both my Mum and my Granny - and indeed is a favorite of mine too. In-fact, it always amazes me just how popular the gangly Giraffe actually is. There is something very awkward - almost Bambi-ish - about the Giraffe, with it's spindly legs and long almost rubbery neck. And yet, much like the elephant, for such large animals, they possess a great deal of grace and poise. The sight of a Giraffe galloping at top speed is quite something to behold.
This was an alla prima painting the in the large part, and using the mottled grey/white background I wanted to convey the idea of the Giraffe peering down from high up in the sky.