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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 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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Custom Pet Portraits: How to choose the perfect background color

Art is not a piece of furniture. Do you really want a portrait of your Yellow Lab to have a beige background and hang on your beige wall? Or a white great pyrenees, with a white background hanging on your white wall? Just because it matches the decor? You didn't choose your pet because Sparky's coloring went perfectly with your sofa. You chose your Sparky for his bubbly personality. Why shouldn't his portrait have personality too?

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