Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lots and Lots of Bunny Rabbits

In the last few days I made a lot of pastels of bunnies. I tried to create a beautiful light with the fur of each bunny and chose a different time of day with each artwork.

Twilight Bunny

Dawn Bunny

Morning Dew Bunny

Hazy Afternoon Bunny

Morning Fresh Bunny

Early Afternoon Bunny

Early Evening Bunny

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Banjo and Mogwai

Two more pastels inspired by super cute puppies. Banjo is an extremely fluffy Keeshond and Mogwai is an Alaskan Klee Kai, a miniature breed of the Siberian Husky.

Banjo the Keeshond
Mogwai the Alaskan Klee Kai

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Clea and Kate

So I made a couple more pastels. The first one is a Miniature Schnauzer named "Clea" where I used royal blue for the shadows and a bright pink background. I love schnauzers' fuzzy faces! The second one is Kate from "Just Another Dog Blog", showing off her enormous tongue! You should definitely check out her blog, really great photographs of her and her buddies and the writing is quite humorous.



Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Puppies in Pastels

So I decided to try my hand at doing portraits in pastel instead of watercolor. I went with straight forward portraits of puppies instead of dressed in costumes to get my feet wet. I think they're very cute!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Deer Fawn in Sonia Rykiel Dress

Another painting in my Fashion Animals series, this time, a fawn in a Sonia Rykiel dress which I wish was mine. It's such a cute dress, striped cotton with a polka-dot collar, so perfect for Spring... ah... I can only wish...

For this painting, I used pastels for the background to create a sense of light through a forest.

You can find the dress at NET-A-PORTER.

Fawn in Sonia Rykiel Dress

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My first blog!

So... I finally decided to start a blog. I hope I can keep it up-to-date and make it at least somewhat entertaining and worthwhile.

Two days ago, I started a new series of paintings named the "Fashion Animal" series. They are mash-ups of contemporary fashion photography with various animals. I really enjoyed painting these because they combine my love of fashion with my love for art and they remind me of the old master paintings I was working on previously. I have made three Fashion Animal paintings so far but I will be making a lot more...

Pheasant in Vivienne Westwood

Dachshund in Barbara Bui

White Cat in a Hat

All the paintings are available at my Etsy store.