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Featured Artist: Rebecca Wang

I first saw Rebecca’s work on Pixels.com, https://rebecca-wang.pixels.com/. I fell in love immediately with her fantasy artwork. When I started viewing her other work, I found it just as beautiful and intriguing. Her colorful pet portraits will draw you in. She has a great talent for capturing the personality and heart of the pet. Her detail work on the eyes are amazingly lifelike. I would like to share some of my favorite work by Rebecca. I hope you appreciate it as much as I do.

About Rebecca

Located in Austin, TX, Rebecca has been painting professionally since 2007. She is known for her psychedelic and fantasy style imagery of animals of all kinds, including peacocks, birds, tigers, wolves, lizards, and more! The majority of her work is in acrylics. However, she does sometimes use pastel and colored pencils. Rebecca mostly paints animals, but does sometimes branch out with fantasy work and abstract art. Since 2017, Rebecca has created over 56 custom pet portraits across the United States. She often uses several photos put together to create the perfect, expressive portrait of the pet.

Fantasy Paintings

I mentioned how I fell in love with Rebecca’s Fantasy work first. How could I not? This beautiful Fenghuang, also known as a Chinese Phoenix bird, is absolutely stunning! This Phoenix is not really related to the creature of Western myth, but represents the “Yin” to the “Yang” of the dragon. Speaking of…

This is the Azure Dragon, also called “Qing Long” in Chinese. It is one of the four symbols of the Chinese constellations.

The Golden Phoenix represents the Yin, female, while the Silver Dragon represents the Yang, male. They fly together around a sun mandala. When shown together, they represent marital happiness and harmony.

Mandalas

Some of Rebecca’s more abstract pieces are her Mandalas. They are colorful and eye catching. They tend to represent creatures and stories in Chinese Mythology.

This Mandala in particular caught my eye with its darker colors and intricate detail. It loosely represents a Chinese tale of a Koi fish who becomes a dragon. I could stare at this piece for hours!

Psychedelic Animal Art

Psychedelic Rainbows are how I would describe these images. Imbued with color and detail, these images are energetic and vibrant!

Another beautiful piece with intricate detail. The butterfly dances against the colorful rainbow of colors in the background.

Pet Portraits

Rebecca does custom pet portraits, too! After admiring her work for several years, I decided to honor my special cat, Hyler, by having his portrait painted.

I admit that I am partial to this painting. Rebecca captured Hyler’s “I am King” gaze. Every time I look at this painting, hanging in my kitchen, btw, I stop and stare into those eyes. They are so lifelike. My husband and I both cried when this painting arrived.

This portrait caught my eye with his little colorful bowtie. I love the way Rebecca creates black using so many colors. It gives the portrait life.

She doesn’t just paint cats and dogs, though! I found this portrait of Koda, a Central Bearded Dragon on her Pixels site. He looks like a majestic fellow, doesn’t he?

Once Rebecca has painted your pet’s portrait, you receive a beautiful stretched canvas, expertly packaged, btw! And the image is available in her store on home decor (pillows, shower curtains, etc) and gift products (puzzles, masks, mugs).

I hope you enjoy Rebecca’s art as much as I do! Rebecca’s work is available as high quality prints, on home decor items, and on gift products. You can find her at the following links:

Blog – https://www.psychedeliczen.com Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rebecca.wang.art/ Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/rebeccawangart Pixels – https://rebecca-wang.pixels.com/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/rebeccawangart

Purple and Pink Power

While they (whoever they are) say red is the color of power. I think purple and pink are powerful, too. Purple is my favorite color. The color of royalty,  I tend to feel more confident when I am wearing purple.  I have found a lot of other people like purple, too.  Pink has its place, I suppose. Sometimes, I see something pink and think that should have been almost any other color. But then sometimes I think, “hey, that works!” But purple always works for me. I did include pink in this gallery because they seem to go together. Please enjoy. Be sure to visit my gallery to view lots of other photos and art.  Follow me on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, too!

 

 

 

 

 

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Greeting Cards

A great way to own art

I’m going to let you in on a  little secret. If you’ve always wanted to own art, but you can’t afford most of it, or really just have no place to put a giant print, I’ve got an idea for you. Greeting cards. All of my photos are available as greeting cards on my Fine Art America site. They are 5 x 7, printed on 100 lb  card stock, and UV coated to create a semi-gloss finish. You can send them to friends and family for any occasion or keep them for yourself. You can order them blank inside or with a message. Be sure to visit my gallery to see the hundreds of photos available.

You can say Happy Birthday, Happy Father’s Day, Happy Mother’s Day, Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Summer Rocks, Winter Sucks, or just say “I’m thinking of you.”

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Everybody’s Favorites

Here is a gallery of the favorites everyone chose.  It was important to me to get the opinion of others because it’s hard for me to be objective sometimes. I know the story. I know the work that went into the art. I know how I felt when I took the photo, so something that is pretty blah to others might be my favorite of all. But sometimes you know when you have one that everyone will love.  Boot fan is an all around favorite for everyone. Who doesn’t love good looking boots? And Selfie in the Window. I saw the young women in the window and knew that I had to take that photo. It has proven to be popular. The flowers are favorites, too. I love all of the maps, but it seems only a few get the thumbs up from everyone else. So, here they are. Feel free to comment.

Oh, yeah, these are all available for sale in my Fine Art America Gallery – click here.

 

Shadow Play

Sometimes my photography feels stagnate or I just do not feel inspired. When this happens, I try to challenge myself to try something new and different. I decided to do some shadow play today. Most of the shadows were organic in shape and cast by natural things like leaves or plants. But I did catch the shadow of a lawn chair and it came out pretty nice. I briefly considered making these black and white, but decided that the shadows themselves had little color already. I also really liked the pieces of color from the rust of the car or random leaves. I would love to see your shadow play, feel free to tag me.

 

 

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