"Giraffe" 2008 Acrylic on canvas 18 x 36 inches

Giraffe is an original signed acrylic painting on canvas by award winning Citrus County Florida artist Michael ArnoldGiraffe” is an original, signed acrylic painting on a gallery-wrapped canvas by Citrus County Florida Artist Michael Arnold. "This painting is done in a similar pop art style to “Sunflower,” “Blue Girl” and “She’s Got Legs.” I like simplifying the painting to interesting shapes and shadows. The basic color palette helps induce the feel of the Serengeti plains in Africa. The tall canvas displays the giraffe in all it's glory."  "Giraffe" is on a quality gallery wrapped canvas. All sides are painted with no staples showing. The Michael Arnold original acrylic painting on canvas is ready to be hung and can be displayed with or without a frame. Each painting by award winning Citrus County Florida artist Michael Arnold is an original one of a kind signed piece of art and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The over-sized acrylic painting is delivered on a stretched canvas.  "Giraffe" acrylic canvas painting makes a bold statement on any wall where it is displayed. "Giraffe"  prints may be purchased here.

This artwork was created using acrylic paint on a high quality wrapped canvas. Acrylic paint works very well on stretched canvas. When purchasing artwork many people aren't sure what the difference is between acrylic and oil paintings. The main difference between acrylics and oil paints is the inherent drying time. Oils allow for more time to blend colors and apply even glazes over underpaintings. This slow drying aspect of oil can be seen as an advantage for certain techniques, but in other regards it impedes the artist trying to work quickly. The fast evaporation of water from the acrylic paint film can be slowed with the use of acrylic retarders. Retarders are generally glycol or glycerin-based additives. Oil paints tend to require the addition of a toxic solvent, such as mineral spirits or turpentine to thin the paints and clean up tools, though relatively recently water soluble oil paints have been developed for artist use. Secondly, oil paint films become increasing yellow and brittle, and will lose their flexibility in a few decades. Acrylics can be used on many surfaces without a medium- layer. They allow sharp brush-strokes but also a more delicate shading, although it is more difficult to create a smooth change between different shades. They are usually very bright. Although the permanency of acrylics is sometimes debated by conservators, they appear more stable than oil paints.  

Purchae Price  $200

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Michael Arnold
Artist
Florida painter who created "Giraffe"