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Night Watch



12 inch x 16 inch
Acrylic on unframed canvas.
Created by Wendy Johnson

1 in stock


Night Watch

12 inch x 16 inch, Acrylic on unframed canvas

I love to crop images and focus in on one particular area of an animal to paint. I imagined this Giraffe standing tall in the trees at night the moonlight on its face as it does its night watch.

Giraffes are the world’s tallest mammals, thanks to their towering legs and long necks. A giraffe’s legs alone are taller than many humans—about 6 feet. They can run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances, or cruise at 10 mph over longer distances.

They are sensitive, gentle, social, and friendly. Giraffes have 3 hearts, a main (systemic) heart and two lesser hearts that pump blood to the gills where waste is discarded and oxygen is received.

Giraffe numbers are dwindling. There are only 68,000 remaining in the wild. But the number of giraffes has plummeted dramatically in the past three decades—by up to 40%. Some people refer to this as “silent extinction” because it’s been such a slow decline that it’s almost gone unnoticed.

Night Watch image is also used for these products; Hard Cover Journals and Spiral Notebooks


Wendy is a long time resident of Maple Ridge. Her work with dogs and a love of nature and nature’s animals inspired her to begin a journey into the art world.

Starting a bit later in life painting became an outlet for emotions and she leaves a little of herself in each painting.

She is known for capturing the expression, personality, and soul of the animal or pet she is painting. “ The eyes are the window to the soul”

Her paintings have a bit of a different perspective. Most are on black and positioned on the canvas in an interesting way with close ups and cropped images.

She began doing commissions of family pets. Then branched out to all forms of animals and wildlife.

Wendy is continually acquiring new skills and learns something new from each painting she does as a result.

Her new creative endeavor is to paint trees and forests. She certainly wants to capture the beauty of some of our trees here in BC with a favorite being the Aspen tree.

Wendy paints primarily in acrylics but also enjoys pastels, graphite and charcoal.

Although all of images are color compatible for viewing online, most computer monitors vary in their color configurations. The images that you see may not have accurate color representation.

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Dimensions 12 × 16 in


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