Sunday, April 11, 2010

More ACEOs

Title: Tiger #13
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Multimedia Artboard

Title: Lion #6
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Multimedia Artboard
Reference photo by David Stribbling

These are my latest ACEOs. The tiger ACEO was my study for a larger piece (11 x 14 inches) and the lion for a smaller piece (miniature art).

I like how the tiger turned out, so probably will be doing the larger piece next. Lions are always hard to paint because they do not have any special markings. This lion ACEO needs more improvements, but I don't want to spend more time on this piece, so will have to try another one that is a bit smaller.


Gail H. Ragsdale said...

The tiger is incredible! I know the larger piece will be too. The eyes on the lion are so intense!
I always enjoy looking at your work, it makes my heart sing!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Positively stunning work - these animal paintings are phenomenal.

Alice Thompson said...

These are awesome. So intense and beautiful. You really have captured their spirit Akiko!

Prabha Narayanan said...

The best ACEOs i have ever seen. Mainly because of the 'graphic' crop and vulnerable straight-up look in their eyes.

martinealison said...

I love i love... Je suis une amoureuse de fauve!
Belles peintures.

Mona Diane Conner said...

a gorgeous pair of paintings Akiko! How was your visit in Japan?

sandy said...

ONE WORD ------ W O W!

Gwen Bell said...

Akiko, I love all of your cats, big and small, but these two are real standouts. Incredible detail and the straight on poses are so powerful.

Dean Grey said...


The tiger is SO detailed and the lion has the deadliest stare I've ever seen!

Great job on these!


Unknown said...

OMG!! I am speechless!! I know these are paintings but my eyes tell me different! They are stunning!!
Dessa Rae

Debra Keirce said...

I agree...These are wonderful and the tiger is stunning....Also, I agree that it's easier to paint animals with markings. The most important thing about animal portraits is portraying a personality though, and you do that so well through your reflective and intense eyes...they draw you into the work.

Lisa M Griffin said...

STUNNING! I love your work, the cropped views, amazing details and the focus on the eyes. Have loved my visit and seeing your work, very inspiring.

Jala Pfaff said...

These are great. I don't know how you do these so small! but they're fantastic.

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