Giraffe Pair

I absolutely love to paint but my other passion is wildlife photography.  I love being in the wild with a camera at hand in the presence of animals in their natural habitats.  So for this piece I decided to bring two of my favorite things together!  I hope y’all enjoy!

I photographed these giraffes in Kruger National Park, South Africa.  Fun fact, the giraffe’s “horns” are actually referred to as ossicones.  You can usually distinguish between a male and female giraffe as the male ossicones are a bit bald on top while the females have a tuft or hair 😉

If you’re interested you can check out my wildlife photography instagram account @laurenpretoriusphotography 

20″ x 20″ Oil Paint on 7/8″ Cradled Wood Panel

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Owl Post

It’s that time of year where I begin binge-watching Harry Potter… I don’t care how old I am – HP will never get old! :). Here is my ode to the delightful series… This painting features a Great Horned Owl standing next to a candle-lit trio of letters with a dark and moody background. This painting will be available at a 48 hour auction starting Thursday, October 13th, at 7pm CST and ending Saturday, October 15th, at 7pm CST.

20″ x 20″ Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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