Portrait Only $100, Framed/Matted $210
$100.00 – $210.00
Artist Sarah Thornton’s style is inspired by marquetry, the woodworking technique that uses pieces of veneer to form patterns, designs or pictures. Her unique interest in vertebrate biology helps inform the shape and dimension of her subjects. Her technique is to sketch a realistic portrait then destroy that realism with swaths of color. Some colors are spontaneous and others are well planned. Can you believe such color comes from a colored pencil? The end result is an original, vibrant, one-of-a-kind tribute to your beloved pooch.
Process: Please submit 1 favorite photo with a suggested emphasis on your dog’s face. Sarah’s colorful style works best without a background, so the portrait is all about the pup! Pose and color are based on her interpretation of the photos submitted. Sarah creates a drawing based on those images and creates a unique color palette for each portrait based on the poses and personality that come through in the images. The colored pencil and ink drawings then have a fixative spray applied. Unframed drawings are securely packaged to ensure a safe delivery. Framed drawings are under conservation clear glass with gray matting. The frame is Black Ash from McGregor, MN with knots and other wild Minnesota characteristics. A saw tooth hanger makes displaying easy with just one nail in the wall.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for US delivery.
Portrait Size: 8” x 8”