This was the first painting I did using suede board for my substrate and I fell in love. It has certain limitations to the abuse I usually deal out, (I tend to layer in color until my paper screams for mercy) but the suede offers a visual softness that I struggle to create on watercolor papers.
I've had the photo of this foal laying in my to do pile for nearly a decade. It wasn't until I decided to try suede that I actually used it. Sometimes it takes just the right combination of medium and substrate to make me say, "Hey, I think I'll do this one today.” And apparently suede matboard was just such a trigger.
This horse painting was done using watercolor pencils and was a nice stretch of my comfort zones. I rarely do baby animal art anyway but this little guy was just so darned cute I knew he had to be painted at some point.
AND... I'm now on Zazzle so you can get some of your favorite art on various items that range anywhere from art tiles, to sketch diaries to coffee mugs and mousepads. This little foal is now available on mousepads and soon several other items. http://www.zazzle.com/wildfacesgallery*
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All materials touching matted prints are acid free.
Text and original graphics copyright © Mona Majorowicz, 2000-2017.