Friday, January 20, 2012

Giraffe

Sometimes, there is a giraffe.

A Giraffe, 2012, oil on canvas, 24"x18"

8 comments:

  1. That is a noble giraffe. It almost looks like a brontosaurus.

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  2. Thanks Fred! It's actually a rare "thunder giraffe" living at the Bronx zoo.

    Well, not really. I mean, it's at the Bronx zoo, but it's just a run-of-the-mill giraffe giraffe. The sky is from the sky painted on the wall of the giraffe house, but being me, I seem to have introduced an element of the histrionic not present in the original.

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  3. Thank you for the gift of this post.

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  4. Well heck! Thank you, Edinburgh!

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  5. "but being me, I seem to have introduced an element of the histrionic not present in the original."

    The new blogspot grey-on-cream comment text is hard for me to see, and I first read, "historic." Which is also kind of true, the mountains and sky actually do have kind of a pre-historic (which is still historic) feel to them that contributes to the noble brontosaurus thing.

    Regardless, it's a wonderful giraffe, past or present. Great composition. And if you look close, you can see a face in the spots!

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  6. Ed, I'm not so thrilled you've adopted Mike's face joke. But I'm glad you like the painting. And I have actually gone through the settings, trying to restore the older text colors! I can't figure out how to do it, it's driving me *nuts.*

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  7. Dude, I just looked it up on a fairly advanced blog-design website and, following the complicated instructions, went down into the HTML guts of the blog and fixed it. Look at me! I rule!

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  8. YES! I can read it much better now, thank you and that is an impressive bit of techno work, I'm glad you could fix it!

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