I met this fellow at the Naples Zoo. Got to hand feed him, which was way more than cool.
I have struggled with this painting for 4 months. (There are three other giraffes hiding under this one. ) I think the struggling was because of the size of it, 18x24. It is just plain hard to add interest to large areas that do not have shifts in planes of light. Learned much and now its time to move on to the next painting.
A little aside about Giraffes:
Such unique animals, aren't they? Not only to look at, but internally as well. Did you know that they have special valves in their neck arteries that keeps the blood circulating so it doesn't just keep draining back down to the heart? God sure knows how to design doesn't he!