August 30th, 2020

Puppy Portrait

ARTIST: London Vale, USA

ARTIST STATEMENT: I absolutely love photorealism. I find inspiration in exploring all the raw details and flaws I can possibly capture in both acting and creating visual art. The specificity of details are fascinating to me, and I hope to share as much life as I can in both forms of my work.For this piece, I loved the highlights and wanted to make them the star — the reflections in the puppy’s eyes, light catching on his wavy fur, and the texture of his damp little nose all came together to make him look so sweet and cuddly. Stillman & Birn’s beige toned paper provided a perfect mid tone for his fur, which helped me build rich depth in the shadows and make those special features pop when I added them at the end with white gouache.

MEDIA: Watercolor & Gouache

SURFACE: Nova Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – Beige – Medium Grain Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: London Vale is an actress and award-winning painter who creates art in her Los Angeles studio, employing oil paint, watercolor, colored pencils & illustration markers in her work, as well as printing stationery by hand on a traditional printing press from the 1800s. Recently her artwork has gotten some of its own screen time in the Bryan Cranston produced Amazon series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. She is a member of the California Arts Club.Instagram, Facebook & Twitter: @LondonValeInkWebsite: www.LondonValeInk.com

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