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New Artwork – Psychedelic Rainbow Sloth

My newest artwork is a psychedelic sloth hanging out among trippy spirals and jungle foliage. It was completed on May 9, 2020. I finished this painting while taking a very short break in between completing pet portraits.  It is painted with acrylic paints on an 11″ x 14″ wood panel.  The background, with all the spirals and leaves, was inspired by my artwork Psychedelizard Psychedelic Chameleon, which I created several years ago.  I really like incorporating spirals, paisley-like designs, and abstract shapes into my artwork.

This particular sloth is based on the brown-throated three toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus). They are the most common of the four species of three-toed sloth, and are found in the forests of South and Central America.  They are usually the species that comes to mind when thinking of the “sloth”. I used a reference photo by Marissa Strniste on Flickr, although it was heavily modified, with lots of artistic license!  You can see some closeups below.  Click in the images to enlarge.

 

For this painting, I used Liquitex Basics and Liquitex heavy Body acrylic paints.  I incorporated the use of Fluorescent Pink which give it a spectacular glow in person.  Using fluorescent paints helps me to keep the colors lighter and richer than they would be otherwise if I used regular paint.  Mixing the flourescent pink with orange creates a wonderful bright red color that cannot be achieved with regular paint.

There are six species of sloth. The two main types are three toed sloths, and two toed sloths. They are closely related to anteaters, and live in the trees in the tropical rainforests of South America.  They are best known for their slow movements and easygoing behavior. They have become popular recently, since they are so cute and appear harmless. Their name has been given to one of the seven deadly sins, which is a shame because they are such chill creatures. Humans are so easily caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life that I think we could all use a little sloth in our lives.  I think we all need to take a page from the sloth’s playbook and slow down, take it easy, and learn to relax sometimes.


Wall Art and Home Decor Products

This original artwork is available to purchase, contact me if you are interested.

This is also available in my online stores as art prints and other merchandise.  Please check out the links to my online stores below for more information.

FineArtAmerica: In this store are wall art (art prints, framed prints, canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, wood prints, tapestry), throw pillows fleece blankets, coffee mugs, cell phone cases, tote bags, spiral notebooks, greeting cards, and apparel. This is the best place to go for wall art and home decor items.

RedBubble: In this store is much of the same, with some additional products such as socks, pinback buttons, lots of clothing options, acrylic blocks, phone cases, laptop sleeves, die-cut stickers, comforters, duvet covers, floor pillows, shower curtains, bath mats, wall clocks, coasters, masks, scarves, tote bags, water bottles, and zipper pouches.

Zazzle: In this store are similar products as above, along with unique products such as jigsaw puzzles, mouse pads, glass paperweights, candy tins, stone coasters, sherpa blankets, baby blankets, playing cards, beach towels, magnets, kitchen tea towels, and stationery.  you can preview many of my products below.

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Colorful Rottweiler Dog Available as Art Print

My newest painting, completed April 26, 2019, is titled “Gentle Guardian – Colorful Rottweiler“.  It can be seen in my Colorful Dog Paintings gallery.  This painting was created with acrylic paints on an 11″ x 14″ wood panel.  The brand of paints I use is Liquitex and Winsor & Newton.  The wood panel had been primed with gesso before painting, and the finished painting is sealed with clear gloss acrylic varnish to protect it.  This is another in my series of colorful dog portraits, and it is available in my online stores as an art print, home decor, gifts, accessories and much more.  Please read the article below to see which products are in each of my stores.

Close up view of the Rottweiler painting

Close up view of the Rottweiler painting

Here you can see a closeup view of this painting.  It features a portrait of a Rottweiler dog in bright  vibrant rainbow colors.  I use the natural colors and patterns in the fur as a guide when I choose my colors.  The tan areas of this dog are painted with yellow and orange, with red and magenta in the shaded areas.  The black areas are painted with blue, purple, and green, with dark purple used as a shade color.  No black was used in the creation of this painting.

The Rottweiler is a powerful working breed descended from ancient Roman mastiffs. The breed was established in Germany, where they were used to herd livestock and pull carts of meat to market.  They have a nickname of “butcher’s dog” for this reason.  The breed was named after Rottweil, a town in southern Germany.  They are calm and confident, and wary of strangers. Among their own family they are known to be playful, even silly, and are wonderful companions.


FineArtAmerica (Pixels.com) – Great Selection of Wall Art

Gentle Guardian Colorful Rottweiler Canvas Print

Gentle Guardian Colorful Rottweiler Canvas Print

This painting is available for purchase as a fine art print in my FineArtAmerica/Pixels store.  This store is the best place to go for wall art such as Giclee Art Prints, Stretched Canvas Prints, Acrylic Prints, Metal Prints, Framed Prints, Wood Prints, and Wall Tapestries.  They have the most options for size, frame type, paper type, and style, so you can get exactly what you want.

FineArtAmerica also has other gifts and home decor products in their store, such as throw pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains, yoga mats, phone cases, tote bags, beach towels, apparel, mugs, and fleece blankets.


RedBubble – Home Decor and More

Tote Bags, Throw Pillows, Home Decor Items and more

Tote Bags, Throw Pillows, Home Decor Items and more

My RedBubble store also has a great selection of wall art and home decor items.  They have a very large selection of unique shirts and apparel, such as graphic t-shirts, skirts, leggings, scarves, and dresses.  They also have cell phone cases and skins, iPad cases and skins, wall art, home decor items, throw pillows and floor pillows, wall tapestries, tote bags, and stationery. In addition, they also carry unique products such as square acrylic blocks, wall clocks, floor pillows, laptop sleeves, and die cut stickers.


Zazzle – Gifts and Accessories

Coffee, Mugs, Ornaments, Lunchboxes and much more!

Coffee, Mugs, Ornaments, Lunchboxes and much more!

My Zazzle store currently has about 80 unique products for sale.  There are products available in this store that are found nowhere else.  They have wall art, blankets, pillows, home decor, ornaments, bags, bathroom decor, kitchen decor, ipad cases and covers, cell phone cases and covers, school and office supplies, stationery, accessories, keychains, and apparel. Some of my most popular items are jigsaw puzzles, coffee mugs, weekly planners, and luggage tags. The best thing about Zazzle products is that they are 100% customizable.  This means you can add your own text and photos for a personal touch.


Society6 – Unique Decor Items

Wood Cutting Boards, Mini Art Prints, Die-Cut Stickers and more

Wood Cutting Boards, Mini Art Prints, Die-Cut Stickers and more

My Society6 Store is another great place to purchase wall art, home decor items, and gifts. They have the typical offering of art prints, blankets, pillows, tote bags and cell phone cases that are available at all my other stores.  They also have unique products, such as wood cutting boards, wood coasters, cloth wall hangings, mini art prints, furniture, and comforters.


Other places you can find this artwork for sale include canvas prints at ArtStation, metal art prints at Displate, and Giclee art prints at InPrnt.