Did you know that Giraffe’s don’t sleep much, they sleep for just five minutes at a time. This oil painting is a giraffe just as swirly evening falls. Just love Giraffe’s, perhaps being six foot tall my heads naturally in the clouds and I feel a connection with this magnificent creature. Oil painting by Artist Sophie H. This is my 2nd attempt at trying out oil paints, it isn’t finished yet, as I’d like to faff and fiddle a bit more. Compared to using watercolours for the past 8 years, oils are like painting with butter. Painting really helps with my health as it calms an active mind. Oil paintings take about 6 months to dry before varnishing. Now available in my online shop as smaller oil painting art prints.