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A Sweet Girl from Bay Ridge

Ivy Times Two, finished

Here is my finished portrait of a sleeping collie, Ivy. I started this painting in tandom with Ivy’s owner, Roni Henning. See my post from October 21—awaiting Roni’s finished painting!

I was tempted to break out the white gouache for the fur, but did not use any (for the watercolor purists in us all). I may try masking fluid next time, but overall I’m pleased with the brushstrokes and Ivy feels furry enough. What do you think? I really enjoyed working on this painting, especially sharing the studio with a fellow artist, Roni.

October 2013
Watercolor and graphite
Arches rough, 140 lb, 9″ x 12″

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3 thoughts on “A Sweet Girl from Bay Ridge

  1. I think you did a great job on the fur. That’s really difficult to pull off.

    • Joy Makon on said:

      It was a challenge, thank you Marian. I look forward to other furry things to paint, and maybe even use masking fluid. Do you use it?

  2. Your brushstrokes for the fur are phenomenal in this. Sweet portrait! Love all the curling shapes.

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