Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rufus ABC's

I am sure that by now, if you know me, you know Rufus - that handsome lil’ character shown above and also the inspiration for my painting and philanthropic career. Well now he is at the center [literally] of a new program I am announcing today. My sweet Rufus' image, that I painted as an original, will be printed on a blank canvas, and then I will paint on/around (in art vocabulary that’s called embellish) the rest of the canvas in a theme related to each specific letter of the alphabet. Get it? Rufus' ABC's!

This concept is a first for me! So, let me expand on the process... it is part limited edition and part original. The edition part of these pieces makes them more economical yet the original part allows you the opportunity to have a large (30 x 30) Burns piece on your wall that you can actually see all the brushstrokes and vividness associated with my hand-painted, signature style!

You can see black and white and a few color sketches of all the pieces here, now. Next you’ll see the rest of the color sketches going up as I complete them. And, finally we will post all the paintings as they are finished.

Please take a minute to check them out. I hope you enjoy the images, the titles - alliterations - and the images of my boy Rufus. I think they would make a great birthday, anniversary, mother's or father's day gift or be the perfect image for a baby or kid's room - pick "your" letter before it's gone!

Rufus' Dad