Acrylic painting on canvas
-it was an experiment-
Let me tell you the process
This began as a photo transfer - which failed.
I was rushing it and rubbed most of the image completely off.
My next step was to attack it with paint.
I painted the grass and shadow background in the aboriginal style of Australia which I LOVE so much.
For the dog, I very carefully painted over the image (which was mostly intact) in a paint by numbers style. By that I mean that I limited myself to 4-5 colors and worked dark to light in distinct sections without blending. I left the eyes alone because they were a good transfer and I knew I'd really mess it up there.
Then for the ball, I just gave it the Pop Art treatment. I chose orange because of the strong color contrast and painted it as flat orange circle with no shading.
My goal was to mix realism with primitivism and end up with something playful.
Now to you who are sitting under a blanket of snow today - may you dream of warmer, more colorful, more playful times. They aren't so far away as it feels.