Monday, May 21, 2012

Black and White Art Pieces

The art bug has bitten big recently and can I just tell you how much fun I'm having with my new hobby?!

Now, don't be too harsh when you're taking a gander...these are literally my first attempts at anything other than painting an abstract. I've edited in a mat and frame to get an idea of what the finished product will look like. I'm hoping to buy a few frames soon and possibly adorn our entryway.

Ready for a trip to the zoo? I'm on an animal kick for some reason!

Meet Mr. Giraffe...
He likes taking long walks with his short-legged friends and snatching yummy leaves from the finest trees in town! His medium is black acrylic paint on white paper.

Next up, Mr. Ed...
Mr. Ed resides at a nearby stable and is a lady-killer with his smilin' eyes and spiky do. Watch out, friends, he's one fast dude! His medium: black acrylic paint on brown craft paper.

Oh yes... it's Dumbo!
Dumbo's supersonic hearing is his best asset. He's currently in training to be a therapy animal who assists the hard of hearing! His portrait conveyed via black acrylic paint on white paper.

Let's call our next friend, B.D. aka Big Dreams
B.D. looks fierce but that's just the look of fear coming through because he knows there's a couple Frieling males who have him in their sites. Mr. B.D. needs some major neck work via the plastic surgeon, aka me, the painter!

Last, but not least, meet Mr. Gazelle...
Mr. Gazelle is very playful and will bring any party to the next level. Fun is his middle name! His overall effect is very reminiscent of a popular ikat trend currently happening in the design world. 

So what's next, you ask? Minimalist animals meet abstract backgrounds. Stay tuned for the next round of zoo fun.

5 comments:

pam {simple details} said...

Totally impressed with your drawing skills! I like the diverse feel of them, from fun for a nursery to sophisticated for a den. An abstract background sounds so interesting, can't wait!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh i love them, dana! they are adorable!

McKae @ kaes corner design said...

They look so good! I'm impressed that they are your first. I think they would be so fun in a nursery!

Sonya Sosa said...

Oh my gosh, seriously those are like the cutest things ever! Love them, especially the short stories.

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Oh my stars! You have missed your calling as an artist! I think those are amazing! Dumbo and BD would be on my list to purchase. You are so lucky to have such a great talent.

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