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I have painted several dogs, the kindest beings on earth. All of these works were commissioned by the owners. If you would like a custom painting of your four legged friend please contact me directly at artistsusanfinch @comcast.net
In Japanese design I particularly like the flat planes of color, the beautiful designs found on kimonos, and the simplicity of the overall composition. Last year I started painting Japanese watercolors using a pseudo woodblock technique. First I drew my image on watercolor paper. I then masked the entire piece of paper using frisket leaving only the lines exposed. I followed this by painting the entire page with black acrylic. I then removed the frisket and was left with a rough image, often a surprise. Applying the watercolor and some detailed design followed.
I have been painting for 24 years but prior to 2007 it was an enjoyable hobby. Fortunately, I am now able to focus on painting and enjoy it daily. For the last couple of years I have been working in watercolor but have recently started working in oils again after a 17 year hiatus. Prior to the watercolor I was faithfully entrenched in soft pastels. Now I prefer to work in all mediums freely and enjoy the privilege of having time to create whenever I like. You know the constant voice in your head that goes over what you need to get done, what didn't go well, and what you need to do tomorrow. When I paint that voice turns off and I enter a world of pure enjoyment.