“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.”
– Richard Bach


5″ x 7″ Golden Fluid Acrylics on Watercolor Paper

Here is the other half of the sheet that I used for Red Sky.  I love the way it turned out.  The dark fur is translucent violet and some translucent yellow iron oxide.  I brushed a very little bit of translucent white on the fur in areas and  some translucent yellow iron oxide on the background to give the dog form.    I used some pink for the tongue and the eyes are copper.  It was fun to see it take shape.

About Richard Bach

Richard Bach, the American pilot and author, became hugely successful with the publication of the slim novel Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a spiritual quest about a bird who loved to fly rather than seeing flight as a means to an end. He was born in Illinois in 1936, a descendant of composer Johann Sebastian Bach. He has been an Air Force Reserve pilot, a flight instructor, and a barnstormer; most of his books involve flight either directly or as a metaphor.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dissengallery
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 09:30:29

    I love the color in this and what a great expression he has, he looks like he just stopped to rest during a rousing game of fetch! Happy dog…


  2. lesliepaints
    Mar 10, 2010 @ 08:23:15

    Came back to take another look. Gorgeous!


  3. CarolKing
    Mar 09, 2010 @ 23:07:58

    Mulligan is a beauty!


  4. lesliepaints
    Mar 09, 2010 @ 12:41:32

    Alright. This is absolutely, positively gorgeous. Your Mulligan looks as though he could jump right off the page. One of my favorites of yours! No. It is not just because I like animal portraits. This is fantastic!


    • Beth Parker
      Mar 09, 2010 @ 14:21:27

      Thanks so much, Leslie! That really means a lot! I thought it was fun to do, and with so little paint! I may have to play some more with this technique! 🙂


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