This is a vibrant painting of a classically winsome Beagle.
The painting is already framed! See the second image for mat\/frame proportions.
Art: 4" x 4", ©2012
Mat: 8" x 10", white
Frame: 8" x 10", matte-finish silver
It's one of my "Paintings with Petzazz", in watercolor on Yupo.
Yupo is made of polypropylene, it's slick and bright white. The water\/paint mixture isn't absorbed into the surface as with traditional watercolor paper - this results in vibrant colors and interesting swirls and watermarks that appear as the paint dries. Paint can also be lifted easily with a damp brush - wonderful for creating edges, the highlight in the eye, whiskers, etc.
My intent with these paintings is to interpret the subject, not to paint it exactly, although I do strive for accuracy of proportion. I choose a limited color palette and let the paint and paper do a lot of the work. After selecting the image, I'll often choose a title which is related to a color and then come up with the color scheme.
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