For the month of March I have been preparing for Wonder Con. Most of the merchandise sold will be Panda 8” x 10” prints and necklaces, but I wanted to have some original pieces as well.
Hence, I painted two 4” x 4” “Panda and Me” Squares!
“Panda Square” 4 “ x 4” by Sandra Fremgen
The Story about Panda's square:
Panda is suited up and ready to mingle! As you can see by the space age wall paper, Panda is hanging out at a mid century modern home. What kind of trouble is he getting himself into?!
The Back Story:
This painting is inspired by my love of mid century modern. The Popsicle orange, sea blue and silver are cheerful and optimistic. The background pattern of floating shapes and lines was inspired by the “Space Age” patterns of the 1950's. Since I am a pattern designer in my day job, I wanted to integrate those elements into my personal work. All of these loves were reinforced by a recent trip to Palm Springs when we went to visit Tom's family. I wanted Panda to look suave like Frank Sinatra.
“Fez Monkey Square” 4 “ x 4” by Sandra Fremgen
The Story about “Fez Monkey” :
Fez Monkey is one of Panda's many villains. He is the world's best jewel thief and steals more for the sport of it. He is a hipster and has taken over a year to grow his huge beard.
The Back Story:
This painting is inspired by my love of mid century modern. I kept the colors cooler (compared to Panda's bright and cheerful oranges) because Fez is a villain that wouldn't want to spread joy. The “Space Age” patterns in the background are more subdued than Panda's background design. I love the idea of patterns reflecting the mood of the characters.
Both of these paintings can be found in my etsy store!