Oil on canvas paper of a Giraffe head Sold

Giraffe Profile

255 x 177 mm | Oil on Canvas Paper

This giraffe is at the Lion Park (Lanseria) not too far from here which I’ve taken overseas guests to a number of times. A favourite thing for tourists is the feeding of this giraffe.

It always intrigues me the assumptions we come to regarding colour. Here, is a “yellow” giraffe which really has no yellow in it at all. Perhaps it would be better to say a yellow ochre giraffe if you must. :-) The background went through a number of colours, but eventually settled on this cloth rubbing stain which was originally intended so I could put down a different colour. Happy accidents!


    1. Thanks, yes, I was quite happy with the way it turned out. Unexpected. The background in the photo was actually the leaves and branches of a tree which was very busy.

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