An affectionate little finale to my Valentine's Day trio, this was the trickiest of the three to paint because of how close both animals were in colour and value; so it was hard to model the forms and still show there were two giraffe. I stuck to a limited palette which helped - transparent oxide red, warm white (Gamblin) and burnt umber.
For the foreground giraffe I also used a bit of yellow ochre, which has helped to separate him from his background partner, I think.
To try and create a comforting sense of warmth to the composition, I used Cad Yellow Deep and warm white for the toned background.
Reference photo was courtesy of Veronica on Paint My Photo.
Last blog post for this week: have a great weekend and thank you for looking at my paintings.