Purple Pug

...won the Honorable Mention Award at the Monmouth Museum & Monmouth County Arts Council - 31st Annual Juried Art Exhibition – January 17 through February 21, 2010.

"With 363 pieces submitted, sincere congratulations are expressed
to all 78 artists selected by MOMA juror Maura Lynch".
Purple Pug 
12x12 mixed media (oil and acrylic) on gallery wrap canvas

It was a great show with very unique and contemporary pieces. I made some new friends and was very happy to have been a part of it, I look forward to submitting more work next year.

I usually like to take photos of the steps I go through when I paint a piece. Its a good way to document my progress and process especially as I explore new techniques and colors. For this painting I captured these earlier stages – there were many more steps involved, of course ;-)...
                   EARLY STAGE                                                     MID STAGE

I like using mixed media, I like the effect I get from using both oil and acrylics. In this painting I started with a purple canvas and dark purple under painting. It was a challenge to paint over such a dark background but it was also fun - each stroke had an element of surprise I just loved. It was great to see the painting start to illuminate against the purple.

Purple Pug was fun to paint, its amazing how many colors there are in a dogs coat– how cool would it be if there were really purple Pugs around?


  1. Hi Ivy! Thank you for sharing the process of your painting. I love the colors :)


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