Saturday, July 17, 2010

Conte du Renard

Conte du Renard is completed and dressed in a beautiful custom made frame.  The painting is 5x5 inches and the framed size is 13x13 inches.  This one would make a perfect gift, ready to pull out of the box and hang.  Thanks to Domenico at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dominiqs/ for the reference photo.  Monsieur Renard is painted mainly with transparent watercolor with touches of gouache and colored pencil and then varnished.  As a special bonus I am including free shipping in the United States.  For purchase information click here .

14 comments:

Krista Hasson said...

He is fantastic! Great job. How long have you been mounting your watercolors? What do you mount them to?

Christiane Kingsley said...

This is gorgeous. The frame is perfect for it. Like Krista, I would love to hear about your technique for varnishing and mounting your watercolors to canvas.

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Krista & Christiane. This is a new process for me and this is what I am doing. I mount 300lb watercolor paper to aquabord (previously called claybord textured)using Golden Soft Gel. I am sure that any coated or sealed masonite would work but I already had the aquabord and used it. Then I painted my painting as normal. Once complete I sealed with Claybord Fixative Spray and then varnished with Golden Satin Varnish. Hopefully that makes sense but will be glad to answer any questions that I can about the process.

Nancy Goldman said...

This is a beautiful painting and you framed it beautifully too.

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Nancy.

Barbra Joan said...

What can I say Vicki, I LOVE him. I want to squeeze his adorable face. You've done a fantastic job, if I had the means I would be clicking the 'buy button '
BJ

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you for the support and encouragement BJ!

Teresa Mallen said...

Such a lovely fox!!! It was fun watching the wips and now we see it framed! I am sure it will be a wonderful addition to someone's art collection. How wonderful that you slipped some cps into the piece. :-)

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Teresa! It was really fun to use watercolor and add cps and I am starting my second piece in my Magnificent Petit Series.

Gary Keimig said...

I like this fellow. good job Vicki

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Gary!

RHCarpenter said...

Not only a perfect painting but a perfect way to present him! WOW!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Rhonda!

Kerry said...

What a beautiful painting. I look forward to following your blog and seeing more of your work.