Thursday, May 27, 2010

Max the Bunny Portrait

"MAX"
5.25" x 5.25" Watercolor on WC board

Time just keeps on slipping away around here! However, my Max the Bunny portrait is completed and delivered to happy clients;
Thanks to Liz and Katherine for being patient and having such a wonderful buns!
My friend owned a dwarf rabbit and he was a character, but Max surprised me by being so friendly and individual; He obviously loves his humans, asks to be petted and talks...plus he was quite adorable :-)

Above is the finished piece and the sketch we went with (left), while below is a little montage of Max sketches. When I put it together I thought it might look quite nice as an overall bunny painting. I am sure that idea came from fellow artist Kimberly Kelly Santini's latest post about her own wonderful "Westie" montage Check it out- it looks great!

I also want to send out my congratulations to miniature artist Tracy Hall, who had her gorilla painting, entitled "Pensive," shortlisted for the 2010 Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition!!

6 comments:

Kimberly Santini said...

Kim - you had better paint this Max montage. I'll be gravely disappointed if you don't!! :) thanks for the mention - you are The Best! Kim

Kim Ratigan said...

Yikes! A Challenge! Okay, but I can't promise when it will be done :-)

Kim (S.) also deserves more kudos; this busy lady has won the recent Mutt Lunch Winer Label Contest with a really cool collage of the Irish Setter, Rusty.

bricarwaller said...

I just love Max. What a beautiful painting!

Tracy Hall said...

Thanks for the congrats Kim :) Love your bunny sketches just as they are, but would be a terrific painting too!

Ben Hatke said...

Wow, those four rabbit sketches are both lovely and well-drawn. Really excellent!

Kim Ratigan said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! Max was quite the helpful model :-)