Proud Parent

Phillip Siegel's avatar Phillip Siegel

"Proud Parent" is a series of acrylic paintings that capture beautiful moments in nature where we see animals of all kinds tending to their young and expressing the same emotion of pride. While Phillip presents these images very realistically, he views the idea of animals expressing human emotion as somewhat comical. Through this piece, Phillip demonstrates his deep appreciation of nature, but does so in a fun and playful way that he hopes will capture viewers' attention. Each painting in the series reflects between 50-100 hours of work. Phillip works from different photographs as references, but the composition of his pieces are completely original. He creates depth and contrast in his paintings by starting with a background layer of airbrush paint, and then builds the detailed foreground on top of this using acrylic paint. He likes to work in realism, but he also likes to give the viewer's eye a chance to "work" and purposefully leaves some areas of his paintings more abstract.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • Width: 40 in
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 30 in