Sunday, September 11, 2016

Esperanza, painting of a rabbit

Esperanza  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $285.
With the use of a softer paint (Cobras instead of Winsor & Newton) comes the need for softer brushes. I discovered Princeton's "Snap!" brushes recently.  They are very affordable and super soft synthetic... Between the soft paint and the softer brushes, it was difficult not to over blend on "Esperanza."  I gave it my best shot...  
"The Sage" placed first, woohoo!
In other news, I am thrilled to report "The Sage" took First Place in the August DPW Painting contest! A quick and heartfelt thanks to judge, Rob Rey.


  1. Congratulations on your first place with The's one of my most favorite paintings of yours!!! And Eseranza is so captured her personality!!

  2. Congratulations Diane. My husband raises rabbits,so I am partial. Your Esperanza is beautiful. Gotta love learning curves.


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