August's Pet Portrait Giveaway Winner

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There is one color that I don't have in my watercolor box, and that is black. Not that there is no place in the art world for the color black. Rembrandt was a master with it. It's just not part of my style.
That is because so many colors go into making black that I like to show that in my paintings. Depending on how the light hits a black dog, their coat can look blue or purple or even red. I don't paint with black, but use many colors to give the illusion of black. Make it colorful! I tried to show that with my new Black and Tan Coonhound Painting. Available now on Etsy.