We are searching data for your request:
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.
Hannah (oil, 16×12) by Ester Curini was an Animal finalist in the 24th Annual Art Competition. Curini is our March 2008 Artist of the Month.
Residence: New York City
Inspiration for this Painting: Hannah, a gorgeous and free-spirited Boston terrier.
Working Process: Most of my work is done in acrylics, though sometimes I use oils. My subject matter is animal portraits, and I always work from photographs. I start the portrait by drawing, then I paint layer by layer, using very thin brushes.
I spend about three to five months on a typical painting, depending on the size and subject. Hannah was completed in about three months.
Why she creates art: Because I deeply love it.
Best critic: I always show the almost-finished animal portraits to my dog. Only if he barks do I feel completely satisfied.
Edited by Grace Dobush, assistant editor of Magazine.
Artists of the Month are chosen from our Annual Competition entrants. To learn more, visit our competition page.