“Harlequin”

Harlequin catches your gaze as she dances amidst flying playing cards. Her face is painted, her body tattooed with skulls and roses, and her bodice is adorned with white lace.

This is an original piece of artwork, hand painted by fantasy artist Susan Van Sant. The painting is rendered on portrait smooth canvas. It is 11″x14″ in size and the canvas is gallery wrapped, 3/4″ deep, edges painted black. It is ready to hang without a frame but is a standard size for easy framing if you choose to do so. Please consider adding this painting to your collection of fine artworks.

The watermark stamp is shown on internet images only to protect the artwork from being copied. The only writing you will find on this painting is the artist’s own signature in the bottom right corner in iridescent gold paint.

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“Harlequin” 11×14 Original Painting. Van Sant © 2013. All rights reserved

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A lot goes into making a finished painting, but it all starts out with a quick thumbnail sketch of a single idea. As you can see, it doesn’t look like much at first..

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“Harlequin” initial rough sketch on a piece of newsprint paper

Once I work out some basic issues, I use grey watered down paint to sketch out the design onto the canvas.

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“Harlequin” early sketch onto the canvas where I work out the basic shapes.

After I lay down the initial sketch, the real fun begins. I then start blocking in the color until I’m happy with the proportions and the rest main character. Once this is done, I can start the glazing process where I use thin layers of paint on top of each other, almost like sculpting, creating highlights, shadows, and gorgeous blends of middle tones until the painting is complete! As you can see from the early sketches, the painting evolves somewhat from the initial sketches where I may choose to add or omit items as the artwork in my mind’s eye becomes a reality.

 

Copyright Information: All images and other content Copyright © by Susan Van Sant. All rights reserved by artist. Buyer is not purchasing the rights to the image. Any and all publishing and reproduction rights are reserved solely by the artist. This image is not to be re-distributed, copied, imitated, or misappropriated in any way. If you are in any way unsure of the legal rights retained by the artist following the sale of the work, or are purchasing this artwork with the intention of re-selling this work you must be aware of the Visual Artists Rights Act.


“Blushing Bunny”

“Blushing Bunny” is a digital painting created by fantasy artist Susan Van Sant. This is a gorgeous 8×10 inch photographic art print from a digital painting centered on 8.5×11 inch paper with white border, it is printed on glossy photo paper for richness of color. (Please note the copyright stamp does not appear on the actual artwork)

This darling fantasy bunny girl is contemplating something but appears to be a tad guilty of something. She is just a little girl, holding a lollipop and wearing pink bows in her hair. 😉

Prints of this pop art painting are available for purchase. Click here

"Blushing Bunny" digital painting. Van Sant © 2013. All rights reserved.

“Blushing Bunny” digital painting. Van Sant © 2013. All rights reserved.

Copyright Information: All images and other content Copyright © by Susan VanSant. All rights reserved by artist. Buyer is not purchasing the rights to the image. Any and all publishing and reproduction rights are reserved solely by the artist. This image is not to be re-distributed, copied, imitated, or misappropriated in any way. If you are in any way unsure of the legal rights retained by the artist following the sale of the work, or are purchasing this artwork with the intention of re-selling this work you must be aware of the Visual Artists Rights Act. Thank you


“Felurian”

Sweetly seductive Felurian floats dreamily through an atmosphere of blue iris and sweeping fish! Felurian, a faerie from the fae, is known for taking the form of a beautiful naked human woman, luring men into the fae, and making love to them until their body or their mind is broken.

This is an original piece of artwork, hand painted by fantasy artist Susan Van Sant. The painting is rendered on Master Elite smooth linen canvas and is registered with the fine art registry. It is 11″x14″ in size and the canvas is gallery wrapped, 1.5″ deep. It is ready to hang without a frame but is a standard size for easy framing if you choose to do so.

The watermark stamp is shown on internet images only to protect the artwork from being copied. The only writing you will find on this painting is the artist’s own signature on the bottom right corner in iridescent gold paint.

Please consider adding “Felurian” to your collection of fine art pieces.

"Felurian" 11x14 Original Painting. Van Sant © 2013. All rights reserved

“Felurian” 11×14 Original Painting. Van Sant © 2013. All rights reserved

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Copyright Information: All images and other content Copyright © by Susan Van Sant. All rights reserved by artist. Buyer is not purchasing the rights to the image. Any and all publishing and reproduction rights are reserved solely by the artist. This image is not to be re-distributed, copied, imitated, or misappropriated in any way. If you are in any way unsure of the legal rights retained by the artist following the sale of the work, or are purchasing this artwork with the intention of re-selling this work you must be aware of the Visual Artists Rights Act.


 

I have finally caught up with the modern era with the purchase of an iPhone. Now I am able to easily photograph and share my works in progress, so stay tuned 🙂 

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