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giraffe2    Fort Wayne Childrens’ Zoo

Our childrens’ zoo offers the children an opportunity to feed the giraffes. Because of that, I am able to get wonderful photo references for painting.  I painted this on 300lb Saunders Waterford cold pressed paper.


Cheesecloth was used to print the tree shape. You can find a lesson in gauze printing on Beth Parker’s Blog. I also scratched in the surface of this painting with a razor blade and rendered the detail with colored pencil.

Beth has painted another painting using gauze, here.