ABC Giraffe Art

watercolor painting featuring mother giraffe bit the G of the alphabet while her baby looks on
{G is for Giraffe painting}

One of the most popular paintings and prints at the Park Ave Festival was my watercolor called G is for Giraffe . It received quite a few “Oh, look at that!” and “How adorable!”. Music to my hears.

I offered you a sneak peak at this painting a few weeks ago and now I’m revealing the finished! It’s another large painting for me—big meaning around 11″x14″. In general, I’m pushing myself to work larger. I think the larger size also helped make it so successful at the festival too.

In addition to the giraffes, the letters are all hand painted. I used 2 shades of the green to offer a little more depth and variation to the letterforms themselves. I like how they seem to vibrate and bounce.

By keeping the background simple, I can fairly easily shift the color of the letterforms too. This is very handy for custom requests! In fact, one client ask if the letters could be light teal. No problem. Here’s the revised piece:

children's artwork featuring 2 giraffes and the alphabet
{The alphabet color can be adjusted for custom orders}

I think this new edition still works and looks good, too. I’m giving my visitors at my festival booths first access to this Giraffe painting and prints, but come late September all my new pieces will be available in my Etsy Shoppe. Don’t worry I won’t leave you out!

Any fun plans for a late August weekend?