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A Coat of Many Colours

'A Coat of Many Colours' is a loose and impressionistic portrait based on my own dog Leon, who is a chocolate Labrador cross. This is a variation in style for me, a break from my usual realism and detail, but if you like intense colour then here is some colour! Using watercolour and acrylic inks over a freehand pencil sketch I've chosen the most vivid palette possible. It appears that I’ve utilised just about every colour in the box apart from his natural colouring. He is a dog who rarely keeps still for a moment (when awake) so the splashes and runs of paint and ink intentionally give the impression of movement. Despite the semi abstract style of painting, I'm very pleased with the likeness. If you are a dog lover and you have a wall space that could do with brightening up, then this is a painting for you.


Approximately 12 x 14 inches, this painting is presented in a pale mount within a yew effect frame with a gold sight edge, to a total size of about 19.5 x 22.25 inches, ready to hang. It is signed on the front and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.


Medium: Watercolour and acrylic inks on paper


Image Sizes: 12 x 14 inches


Framed Size: 19.5 inches x 22.25 inches


Price:  Original Framed Painting £445  


Postage to a UK address is free. For international shipping, please contact me for a quote. An example price for the USA is approximately £45 but will vary depending on size and weight of package.

Detail view 1

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This image has been digitally constructed for display purposes. Click to enlarge

Moulding detail

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Art in Context

This image has been digitally constructed for display purposes and is not to exact scale.

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Detail view 2

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