The more I paint elephants, the more I love them. Here are Thai and Simunye, just finished. Measuring 48×48, each portrait is close to actual size. Thai is a 50-year-old Asian male and Simunye a 20-year-old African female. They are so different: their skin, ears, foreheads, their texture and coloring. They may be the most […]
Here are the newly finished paintings of Wyatt and Ajax, the Amur Leopard couple I met at the Santa Barbara Zoo last year. Ajax (the female on the right) had just arrived from a zoo in the U.K. because the AZA had determined that a mating […]
Without much fanfare, I launched my patreon.com/dawnsiebel page at the beginning of this year. Patreon.com is a very exciting crowd-funded way to rally behind artists we love and for those artists (me!) to share and interact in return. It nurtures community between artist and audience. To that end, I’ve been making videos, fiddling with sound […]
Happy New Year! In anticipation of launching my Patreon.com/DawnSiebel page, I created a video tour of my new studio. Best wishes to all!
Wouldn’t you love to live with one of these? or share one as a gift? These luscious richly-colored giclée prints are from a limited edition of 250, printed to order, signed and numbered by me. On sale now until December 31st. LARGE: 20 x 20 image on 22 x 22 Hahnemühle Photo Rag (308 gsm) normally […]
I may have forgotten to mention that I’ve chosen SEVEN of my endangered species paintings for limited edition prints, in two sizes: 14″ x 14″ or 20″x 20″ (plus an inch all around for the white border). No prints are larger than their original painting, so my 16″ paintings (such as Indah on the left […]
Last month, for the first time ever, I revisited animals I’d met in 2014, some of whom I’d already painted. “Things change” is one lesson learned. These animals live in communities. Things are dynamic. Life happens for them too. Michael was my favorite gorilla in 2014. Belonging to the bachelor troop of three at the Houston Zoo, […]
shipped 20 paintings out of the studio. empty walls. Working on a 48×48 portrait of Sango, a beautiful lion and first-time dad I met almost a year ago at the Denver Zoo. Usually, as I get involved in a painting, I have some sense of my subject coming forward and entering the painting. If their presence is weak, […]