Thursday, May 27, 2010

Max the Bunny Portrait

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 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!!


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 :-)