Saturday, October 25, 2008

Monsieur Rabbit!

Introducing "Monsieur Rabbit".. A mixed media original drawing/painting I did for For The Duirwaigh Gallery "Walk through Wonderland" show!
In a previous "life before dolls" I used to paint and draw. Oil and water color, and pen & ink airbrush illustrations for a childrens book I was going to do..but, got sidetracked with the dolls and never looked back.
Every once in a while though, I have the urge to pick up the pen/pencil/brush, again, and did so for this show.
Monsieur Rabbit was drawn in graphite then colored with acrylics. I then mounted him on an old victorian red velvet album cover. I added a vintage plaster frame around antique Skeleton key...(the one Alice uses to get into the garden..original,.. I'm sure!) Painted a striped background, and a pen drawn banner below him that says "Monsieur Rabbit" case you forget who he is!

overall measures just under 6" wide and almost 9 1/2" long
I added a vintage black ribbon to hang the piece on in your own lovely little Wonderland cottage!
I'm sure it once hung proudly in Monsieur Rabbits home......!
You can own it when the Duirwaigh show gets under way on the 27th..Monday! check it out..or the Queen just might have your head!..Yikes!

Were All Mad here!!!!


As Seen Through My Eyes.... said...

Gail, this is FABULOUS!! Do more!! This reminds me of paintings that we saw one time in a Santa Fe Gallery....I can't remember the name of the guy but he wrote a book too. Your work is even better than his!!

The Whimsical Goblin said...

The Rabbit is adorable, love your drawing style.

pumpkinhaus said...

I love this piece!!! I have a serious thing for rabbits!

Gail Lackey said...

AAHHH GEeezz.... I'm blushing! Thanks so much for the kind words! Everyonce in awhile I get the urge to paint or draw but usually never have time to do it.
Now... you must all come and have High Tea with me!!!
Hugs, Gail

Gufobardo said...


Cathy Cara said...

Hey, Gail !!

... be sure visit Orchid's blog at: ... i am sure that Orchid would LOVE your little animals....

i am so glad you started your blog...


Daydreamer :) said...

Absolutely wonderful! I just adore it :D

Heather :)

Anonymous said...

Wow... I really love your work :D

Amy Short said...

So cool! I love the colors and everything. :o) Amy said...

I have fallen in love with him.
His expression matches my mood!
The presentation is remarkable, too!

Miss Mabel said...

Oh, I like. It remind me of Liz McGrath or Mark Ryden--oops, no blood LOL I love it. I adore all your stuff.


i enjoy your mixed media work!


Rosanna said...

Hi Gail,
You are so creative, I love the way you did with the rabbit. I finished my creepy cutie, come check it out and let me know what you think. Have a Fantastic Halloween!!