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Monday, April 8, 2013

G is for Giraffe - A Painting A Day

A to Z Challenge

"Looking High" acrylic painting ©Mary Montague Sikes
I've always wanted to paint a giraffe but never have. I've always wondered about creating a painting a day and never accomplished doing it. I don't know if I can keep it up, but I'm going to try.

"Looking High" is a 16" x 12" acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

Wonder how much longer wild animals like the giraffe will remain in their natural habitats? As people move deeper into the wilderness, the animals are pushed away. I complain about the white tail deer that eat our bushes and flowers throughout the year, but they were here long before I was.

Who really belongs?


Brett Minor said...

I wish I could draw or paint or sculpt. Something.

Dropping in from A to Z Challenge. It's my first year participating.

Brett Minor
Transformed Nonconformist

Angeline Trevena said...

A paitning a day? Wow! Keep up the good work. It's always fun trying something new that you've always wanted to try.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Brett, I bet you could learn. Thanks for visiting.

Aneline, yes, I've wanted to try this for a long time. Thanks for coming by.

Julie Flanders said...

Oh I love this one. Love how it looks like the giraffe is smiling. And you're so right about the habitat, it's a sad situation.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Animals were here first. Very nice job!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Giraffes are my favourite wild animal. They are so beautiful.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Julie, I love happy animals! Thank you.

Alex, and so were the Indian tribes! Thanks!

A Daft Scots Lass, giraffes are beautiful. I wonder how our world got so many different animals. Thanks for visiting!

Amy Sikes said...

I love this painting! The giraffe is absolutely adorable!!!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Amy!!!

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, Mary! Your giraffe painting is wonderful!! I so wish I had that kind of talent. The zebra is my favorite animal, but giraffes are cool, too!

Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Dani said...

A-Zing over. Wondered how you were getting along with this project! News From Nowhere

Barbara White Daille said...

Visiting from A to Z.

I can't believe you're doing a painting a day. I could work for months and get nowhere. Wish I had artistic talent.

I love your giraffe.

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Mary Montague Sikes said...

Laura, thanks so much for the compliment.

Dani, thanks for visiting!

Barbara, thank you.

Jessica Peterson said...

what a neat idea. I love giraffes, they're so adorable and they seem so calm and gentle. It's so sad to think about how far we are encroaching upon animals' territory. The saddest part is, sometimes they're the ones who get punished for it. :(

Have fun with a-z.

Chuck said...

I wish I could do something that artful day after day. You are doing an amazing job keeping pace, Monti.

I like your giraffe :)

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thank you, Jessica, for visiting. The giraffe is my favorite painting, so far.

Chuck, thanks for stopping by and checking on my progress!

Sharon Himsl said...

Flipping back through your paintings, and catching up. All are so good. Love the 'perky' giraffe!