Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Dried Earth Giraffe



More recent work from this past summer. I'd been kicking this idea around long enough and it finally came to fruition. One of my better pieces, me thinks.

14x12
acrylic on illustration board

11 comments:

Mike Dutton said...

Very cool idea Bruce, and the execution is great!

Jacqueline Hudon said...

I agree with Mike. I like the idea and you did a really nice job painting it.

Merisi said...

Bruce,
this is really great work. I love it. :-)

dintoons said...

very creative work, bruce! a simple and "obvious" idea... and yet your rendering of it makes it charming and powerful...

a deeper meaning here? are we losing out our precious wildlife to deforestation??(well, the sad n poignant eyes of the giraffe seems to suggest so)

powerful color theme here, the golden glowing creature against a dull background... great stuff!

Bruce said...

Mike: Thanks, Mike, although I think that some of the detail got a little blurred with the digital photo. I should have scanned and pieced it together.

Jackie: Thanks you, JH, this was a fun one start to finish.

Merisi: And a big thank you to you too, Merisi.

Dinesh: This was a simpe idea and I'm very surprised that this hasn't been done before (but I'm glad I did it!). You're right on track with the meaning, Dinesh, and I think that this can apply to most of the environmental problems that are heading our way. Thanks for your thoughts.

Ana Banana Nuts & Honey said...

yes, very cool...and surrealistic and well done.

Bruce said...

Thanks Ana. I once considered myself a surrealist painter, but now I don't know how to classify myself, ha, ha.

Sandra said...

Wow! Powerful, Brucie!!

Luv from Texas!

-Countrygirl

Bruce said...

Thanks Sandra, I was curious as to what you thought of this one!

ThanKwee-Anajo said...

Very clever idea and good technique. It's like a mosaic. Come think of it, this would look really good rendered in mosaic tile... Well, it already looks very good, I just got carried away.

The dried earth not good for gifaffes. But here in the southwest of the U.S., this is a common thing to see in pecan orchards between irrigations.

Bruce said...

That is an interesting idea, doing this in mosaics and if I wasn't so lazy I would try it, ha, ha. A few years ago I had thought of tackling the medium.