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Friday, December 6, 2013

New Zoo Faces Painting, Video Showing Giraffe Painting Coming to Life, and Brrr...Is It Cold Outside!

December has arrived with some of the coldest temps we've had all year. It seems our area, Northeast Nebraska, has been in the deep freeze this past week. We went from almost 60 degree weather Thanksgiving week-end to the current below zero weather we're having right now. Brrr! Not even our Collie, Monroe, and Great Pyrenees puppy, Bear, wants to stay outside.

I've been working on larger sized artwork and am still continuing the 'Zoo Faces' series. I just finished a portrait of three giraffes titled 'Giraffes, We three.' I composed the painting from reference photos I took during a visit to Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. The baby and several female giraffes were waiting to be fed hay by the zoo keepers. Sunlight streaming in from the windows in the Giraffe House illuminated the giraffes. I decided to keep the background simple by using a triad color combination. The rust playing against the teal blue also created a dramatic backdrop for the giraffes.

'Giraffes, We Three' 6" x 12" x 3/4" acrylic painting on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. All sides are painted, as shown. The artwork is ready to hang, using framing wire and eye screws. Just hang and enjoy!
Side view of 'Giraffes, We Three.'
Other side view of 'Giraffes, We Three.' (See, ready for hanging!). It can be purchased from my Daily Paint Works gallery here...
Most of my afternoon was spent photo shopping the giraffe painting and creating a new video of it. And here's the video...
Stay warm!

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