Siobhan Duggan Artist, Educator
Inspired by the greats and doodles.
These are my own fluffy renditions of favorite master paintings and my own scenes and characters.
Based on The Annunciation by Fra Angelico. A gentle penguin in angel’s wings comes to deliver a message to a very important yet reluctant bunny. The message in Korean says, “Do not be afraid” (though my college roommate informed me this isn’t 100% correct… good old Google Translate!) Two Llamas stand near as several scholarly creatures look over the scene. Marker on Yupo paper
Manet’s barmaid gazes out at the patrons while a circus is performed. In this depiction the bored bunny serves the rooster. A classy pig, a dapper crab, debonair alligator, a mallard and more stands back to watch the show. Marker on Yupo paper.
Cindy Sherman has invented for herself a myriad of guises. Here she has been transformed into a sophisticated bunny contemplating her place in the house. What would you ask this bunny if given the chance? Marker on Yupo paper.
A fluffy rendition of one of the most important paintings ever made. Diego Velázquez's Las Meninas is complex and full of meaning. Here an entourage of curious companions surrounds the young bunny Teresita while The Don is painting her. Marker on Yupo paper.
Sandro Botticelli’s Venus stands on the seashore atop of a seashell. In this version Venus is a modest bunny wearing mittens, a scarf and a pair of cowboy boots. On her left an octopus and coy fish blow a gentle wind while a panda awaits her arrival with a luxurious red robe. Marker on Yupo paper.
Parmigianino’s Madonna of the Long Neck is displayed in the Galleria degli Uffizi. In my opinion it is a painting that is both strikingly beautiful and off-putting. Who else has such a graceful lovely and long neck? Several foxes crowd together to adore the sleeping bear lovingly cradled by an elegant giraffe in flowing robes. Marker on Yupo paper.
Masaccio's painting portrays the a biblical scene in which Jesus directs Peter to find a coin in the mouth of a fish in order to pay the temple tax. Here an unusual cast of characters reenact the scene. Marker on Yupo
Georges-Pierre Seurat painted the original masterwork. This parody features a lively group of animals out enjoying the park. A cat and elephant sit drinking tea. A snail fishes with a grumpy frog. A monkey and dog frolic near bears, bunnies, chicks and a horse while an elegant rooster plays the horn. Marker on Yupo paper.
Jacques-Louis David’s neoclassical painting depicts the story of three brothers willing to sacrifice themselves for their family. Here these three comrades make their own oath to their father and the carrots. Their sisters weep for them under the arching columns. Marker on Yupo paper.
Who wouldn’t welcome this friendly woodland creature into their home? This raccoon comes bearing gifts too! In the distance you see a charming neighborhood, a bunny riding a bike and two little birds hanging out by the water cooler!
Walking the streets of a quiet city block, this great big polka dotted elephant is blowing bubbles. A tiny bird looks on and is eagerly waiting to pop one! Originally created using hand designed cut paper, watercolor and colored pencil.
This Leaping Frog loves to jump! Originally created using hand designed cut paper, watercolor and colored pencil.
This Great Blue Heron and Ibis are fishing along the banks of a very unique and colorful landscape. A stained glass window from the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul originally inspired the pattern seen in the water. And the birds were developed by countless hours spent bird watching. Originally created using hand designed cut paper, watercolor and colored pencil.
In a quaint little town this yellow bird is getting blown down the street by a ferocious gust of wind. Originally created using hand designed cut paper, watercolor and colored pencil.
Acrylic and pastel
Encaustic over collage