Thursday, October 05, 2006


I like giraffes and thought one would be a good subject for this topic because I had heard that they don't make noise. So I worked away on this and when it was almost finished I did a google search and learned that they aren't so quiet after all.

"Although normally silent, giraffes are not mute. This is a myth. Baby giraffe calves have been reported bleating and making a mewing sound, while adults have been heard to bellow when seeking a lost calf, snort when in alarm and bull giraffes emit a raucous cough during courting. A variety of other assorted giraffe sounds including mooing, moaning, hissing, grunting, whistling, growling and, apparently, flutelike sounds have also been reported."

Acrylic paint on a 10 by 8 inch board.


At October 05, 2006 7:30 PM, Blogger Michelle Lana said...

very nice...i like it a lot!

At October 05, 2006 9:52 PM, Blogger bobdylan8 said...

Great picture! Im a fan of giraffes also and you did a nice job on this picture.

At October 05, 2006 10:19 PM, Blogger michael dailey said...

whats not to lov. and who cares if they make allil noise, then u know there alive. as always great colors and compostion

At October 06, 2006 4:57 AM, Blogger the enigma said...

beautiful giraffe, and beautiful colors..!

At October 06, 2006 8:03 AM, Anonymous hartini said...

Lovely illo! :) Me too, always thought giraffas are quiet... but they're still one of the sweetest animals in my eyes.

At October 06, 2006 3:36 PM, Anonymous The Daughter said...

nice to look at AND educational!


i love the colors! maybe i'll have to commission an original for my new apartment.

At October 06, 2006 3:37 PM, Blogger Sally said...

I love giraffes and this is pretty cool.

At October 06, 2006 6:29 PM, Blogger andrea said...

Aha! But quiet doesn't necessarily mean no sound at all. Silence can be deafening, after all.

Lovely lovely.

At October 07, 2006 2:59 PM, Anonymous Mom said...

I love giraffes, too, but not as much as I love elephants and their great sounds.

The colors are wonderful, as usual.

Love ya,

At October 08, 2006 11:35 AM, Blogger Twisselman said...

Never have heard a giraffe... come to think of it, I've never heard a zebra either. You paint both beautifully.

At October 09, 2006 7:04 PM, Blogger creative kismet said...

Beautiful! Gosh, I never knew giraffes made so many different sounds.

At October 10, 2006 2:31 PM, Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

This would make a wonderful mural on a child's bedroom wall...Such a pretty piece!

At October 10, 2006 8:41 PM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

what a magical colorful piece! Love it!

At October 10, 2006 10:17 PM, Blogger Roy Everitt said...

'Least said, soonest mended,'
so the ancient voices say,
but when your head's so high-suspended
voices carry quite a way.

So you spend your days in quiet,
rarely make a grunt or groan:
the neck required by your diet
means your thoughts are yours alone.

At October 12, 2006 3:33 AM, Anonymous indie said...

hi jaimie,

a friend on a writing website sent me to your page, and i am very impressed with your work. you certainly have huge control over colour and seem to use it effortlessly. i really like the end results.



At October 16, 2006 4:41 AM, Blogger Anonymous said...

You are deafening me with your silence!

At July 02, 2007 10:06 AM, Anonymous Marie said...

very nice colors ! I like your work !

At September 03, 2009 7:48 PM, Blogger Maureen said...

Many years ago I was in a train travelling from a small town called Sleaford in Lincolnshire in England. The train was quite full of chattering people, it seemed very 'local' and full of people who knew each other.

As I looked out of the window - there in a field was a giraffe and a camel. Certainly not the usual field animals in England. I turned to look into the train to see the reaction of the other passengers - no one seemed to have seen them. I looked back and they were certainly there.

I can only think they belonged to a circus or zoo and were having a little R & R!

At February 25, 2010 2:11 AM, Blogger 金城武takesi said...

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