About a month ago I started painting an animal series, simply because I felt called to do it. Little did I realize that this would be the start of the animal invasion in my studio.

I didn’t want the background to be white, so I created colorful backgrounds with 2-3 colors before choosing what animal was going to go on what background.

Giraffe Acrylic Painting 11 x 14 part of the animal invasion

First up was the Giraffe that I painted. And I just love his expression on this sunset looking background.

Not sure what he’s thinking but it feels like he’s up to no good but in a fun kind of a way.

But I didn’t stop there. I had several canvas of the 11×14 size and just began painting away. My inspirations often happen at random. It’s like I think of a piece of wood or canvas and then wonder what would look amazing on this and voila inspiration has hit.

Unicorn Acrylic Painting 11x14 part of the animal invasion

As someone that grew up with the “Last Unicorn” as a favorite but not feeling like a unicorn myself, I painted this guy with a purple background (my favorite color) and then made him white with a black mane.

He is quite majestic looking in this piece if I do say so myself.

Painting with acrylics is a fairly new medium for me. I am much more of a crochet and wood-burning kind of person as that has been my primary focus in developing my skills during the last 20+ years. But I’ve always been interested in painting but didn’t think I had much of a knack for it. Apparently, I am wrong according to friends.

Bunny Acrylic Painting

What you looking at? I think is what this bunny is trying to convey. While being really cute and such, he’s definitely filled full of attitude.

I think I like to paint my animals with a little bit of an attitude perhaps because it’s a wee bit within my own personality.

My painting frenzy is definitely fueled by wanting to improve and get better at it and defining my own style. Which I seem to be doing alright with. And the animal invasion didn’t stop there. Nope it keeps on going.

Fox Acrylic Painting

I really love this portrait of the fox. It’s definitely making a statement and reminds me of the portraits that hang in the old castles and mansions of the important people that have done some amazing things or are an important figure in the families ancestors.

And I don’t know about you, but I tend to just go with it. I get an idea and roll with the flow of it all not really sure what the end result is going to be. So as I had finished all the backgrounds already, I set on to do the next piece and did a slightly different approach on this one.

Butterfly Acrylic Painting

The original plan for this butterfly was to fill it all in but as I started adding the black, white and grey colors I realized that the background was in deed perfect for the wing colors and so I let it be.

This is the point where I would normally say so that’s it but as I finished this series of animals, another series inspired me – also with the same theme but on a smaller scale. I will be sharing the second part of the the animal invasion in my next blog post with you.

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