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How to Paint a Jack Russell Terrier in Watercolor

  Congratulations to Jennifer M. and her aptly named Jack Russell Terrier, Russell. They are April's recipient of a free custom pet portrait. If you haven't yet registered to win a free pet portrait you can sign up for Ron's Newsletter and be automatically entered at RonPaintPets.com. View the video being painted on YouTube Materials used in Russell's portrait are: Fabriano 140lb cold pressed paper Ultramarine Blue Cerulean Blue Indian Yellow Permanent Rose Permanent Magenta Winsor Violet Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber Jennifer wanted a brightly colored background, so I chose Violet and Magenta and a little pink to compliment the yellow in Russell's coloring. I started off by toning the white in Russel's fur with a gray mix of Indian Yellow,...

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January's Free Custom Pet Portrait Winner

Congratulations to Collen L. and her dog Felicity from Herkimer, N.Y. Colleen's name was randomly drawn from the list of current subscribers to my Newsletter. To be eligible to win a free custom pet portrait by Ron Krajewski, just be a current subscriber. You can subscribe to my newsletter at www.RonPaintsPets.com. A new winner is chosen each month.

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Meeting Metro (An excerpt from the book Painting with Metro by Ron Krajewski)

Meeting Metro       “God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses.“ R.B. Cunninghame Graham, letter to Theodore Roosevelt, 1917       Wendy used to say she’d always wanted a horse. But she says she wants a lot of things. If we watch Game of Thrones, she’ll say she wants a dragon. But I love to spoil her. If she says she wants a dragon, I’ll try to find a small, friendly, affordable one for her. When Wendy was in grade school in Needles, her best friends Sheila and Chris Jennings owned a mustang from the wild herds of horses managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Smokey the mustang was...

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Metro on the Big Screen

Metro’s movie, “My Paintbrush Bites” has been traveling the country, playing at film festivals and winning awards for the past year. But Wendy and I have yet to see it on the big screen. Sure I have watched it a hundred times on my computer, but it’s not the same as seeing it on the big screen in front of a live audience.Don’t get me wrong, we have had plenty of opportunities. I am married to a flight attendant and can fly for free, we just weren’t ready.Did I mention that I have seen it a hundred times on my computer? I have also cried a hundred times watching it and wasn’t sure if I wanted to take my sobbing...

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