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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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How To Care For Your Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Every portrait that I complete gets send care instructions as well as a certificate of authenticity.  Acrylic paintings on canvas require special handling and care, and proper care can result in your painting lasting for many decades.  Please read below to learn how to care for your original acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

About The Paints Used

My paintings are created with high quality artist’s materials.  I use Liquitex Basics, Liquitex Heavy Body, and Winsor & Newton acrylic paints.  These paints use very high quality pigments and acrylic media, and are lightfast rated.  Lightfastness is the rating given to pigments which determines how well they retain their color in the presence of UV light.  The higher the light fast rating, the better they retain their color.  These paints are all non toxic.

Caring For Stretched Canvas

Your painting was created on stretched canvas. This canvas is made by stretching cotton canvas over wood stretcher bars to the preferred length and width.  It is then fixed to the back with staples and tucked in between two layers of wood.  If hung properly and with minimal handling, the canvas should remain stretched tight and keep its shape. If you notice at any time that the wood has warped or the canvas becomes loose, please take it to a framing store that specializes in restoring paintings and re-stretching canvases to fix the bars for you.

Hanging your Canvas

The canvas is ready-to-hang and does not need to be framed. A wire has been attached to the back of the canvas frame for easy hanging.  Simply hang from a hook on the wall, and use a level to make sure it is even. I do recommend applying some rubber bumpons or felt adhesive pads to each corner of the back of the painting to prevent your wall from being scratched by the staples.

About the Varnish

Your painting has two layers of clear gloss acrylic varnish applied to the entire surface to protect it.  Acrylic varnish enhances the colors and evens out differences in glossiness of the paint.  It also adds a layer of protection tot he paint itself, protecting it from humidity and UV damage.  This varnish is designed to stay clear and colorless and will not result in a yellow discoloration of your painting.

Handling Your Painting

Please avoid touching or handling the surface of the painting. Your skins’ oils contain acids and can damage the artwork with prolonged handling.  To hold and move your painting, please handle it by the sides.  You can also handle it by the wire that is attached to the back. To be extra cautious, you may wear gloves to handle your painting.

Where To Hang your Painting

Keep your painting at room temperature (70° F). Extreme cold or heat can damage your artwork. Smoking near the painting will damage the paint surface as well. Please hang the painting in an area that is not exposed to water.  Avoid hanging in areas like the bathroom, kitchen, or near aquariums.  Also, avoid hanging in an area that is exposed to direct sunlight, as UV light can damage the painting and cause the colors to fade.  The varnish does provide some UV protection, but exposure to direct sun can still damage the painting.

Cleaning Your Painting

A safe way to remove dust and light debris is to use compressed air to blow all dust particles off the surface, or use a damp microfiber cloth with water only to gently wipe the surface. Do not use any cleaning chemicals or detergents. Bleach and ammonia can permanently damage your painting. Most cleaning products on the market contain either bleach or ammonia.  Glass cleaners, all purpose cleaners, disinfecting wipes, and household cleaning products all contain ammonia compounds.

If you need to deep clean your artwork, use a professional cleaning service that has a good reputation in cleaning fine art.

An original will always be worth more than a reproduction.

With proper care, you can keep your paintings alive and living for generations.  Please enjoy your painting!

Cosmic White Tiger Painting Available as Art Print

My newest painting titled “Among the Stars – Colorful Cosmic White Tiger” was completed October 16, 2019. It was painted with various brands of acrylic paints on an 11″ x 14″ wood panel, and can be found in my Colorful Wild Felines gallery in my portfolio. This is a departure from my typical painting.  It is something I have had in my head for a long time, and finally got to put it to paint.  If this does well, I may do more cosmic animal paintings in the future!

cosmic tiger close upYou can see a close up of the painting above. This painting features a white tiger with a background of stars.  The stripes on the tiger are blue, purple, and magenta.  The painting has a mystical fantasy feeling, and is meant to evoke feelings of peace and calm.  The photo reference this painting is loosely based off of came from photographer Joey Meijer in the Wildlife Reference Photos website.  There were a lot of changes made to this painting from the photo, so a lot of artistic liberties were taken!


Please view the information below to see all the different stores where you can purchase this design as an art print or other products.


Pixels.com – Great Selection of Wall Art

Colorful Cosmic White Tiger Wall Art

Colorful Cosmic White Tiger Wall Art at Rebecca-Wang.pixels.com

This colorful and unique painting is available for purchase as an art print and many other wall art options in my Pixels Gallery Art Store.  This online store is the best place to go for prints and wall art such as giclee fine art prints; stretched canvas; wall tapestries, prints on acrylic, wood, and metal; as well as hundreds of options for framing and mat colors.  They have the most options for size, frame type, paper type, and style, of any online print store, so you can get exactly what you want.

Pixels.com also has other 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

Cosmic Tiger Home Decor and Gifts at RedBubble

Cosmic Tiger Home Decor and Gifts at RedBubble

My RedBubble Store has a great selection of wall art and home decor items.  They have a very large selection of unique t-shirts and apparel, including classic shirts, tri-blend shirts, graphic t-shirts, skirts, leggings, scarves, and dresses.  They have a wide selection of electronics cases and skins for cell phones, iPads and laptop computers. Their wall art selection includes posters, canvas prints, art boards, giclee prints, framed prints and metal prints.

They have a good selection of home decor products such as throw pillows, floor pillows, wall tapestries, fleece blankets, mugs, wall clocks, acrylic sculptures, duvet covers, comforters, bath mats, shower curtains, tote bags, and coasters.  Their selection of stationery products includes spiral notebooks, die cut vinyl stickers, hardcover journals, and greeting cards.   They are the best place to go for throw pillows and tote bags, as they have the most options for both.


Zazzle – Gifts and Accessories

Cosmic Tiger Gifts and Accessories at Zazzle

Cosmic Tiger Gifts and Accessories at Zazzle

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, multiple types of blankets, pillows, home decor, ornaments, tote bags, bathroom decor, kitchen decor, drinkware, ipad cases and covers, cell phone cases in many brands, school and office supplies, stationery, accessories, keychains, and hundreds of apparel options.

Some of my most popular items are jigsaw puzzles, folders, coffee mugs, weekly planners, and luggage tags. Zazzle products are customizable, which means you can add your own text to existing products, such as your name or monogram.

Psychedelic Rainbow Butterfly Canvas Print

Psychedelic Paisley Butterfly Painting Art Print

My most recent painting, titled “Psychedelic Paisley Butterfly“, was completed on September 18, 2019.  It was created with various brands of acrylic paints on an 11″ x 14” wood panel, and can be found in my Psychedelic Artwork gallery in my portfolio. The subject of the painting is a stylized butterfly based off of various species, including the monarch butterfly and the swallowtail butterfly.  This colorful painting has vibrant rainbow psychedelic paisley and floral mandala designs within the butterfly itself and also in the background.  The background was inspired by tie dye patterns.

Above you can see a close up view of the details of this painting.  This painting was done entirely by hand with paintbrushes.  Please view the information below to see all the different stores where you can purchase this design as an art print or other products.

Pixels.com – Great Selection of Wall Art

Fine Art Print at Pixels.com

Psychedelic Paisley Butterfly Fine Art Print at Pixels.com

This colorful and unique painting is available for purchase as an art print and many other wall art options in my Pixels Gallery Art Store.  This online store is the best place to go for prints and wall art such as giclee fine art prints; stretched canvas; wall tapestries, prints on acrylic, wood, and metal; as well as hundreds of options for framing and mat colors.  They have the most options for size, frame type, paper type, and style, of any online print store, so you can get exactly what you want.

Pixels.com also has other 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

Throw Pillows, Tote Bags and More at RedBubble

Throw Pillows, Tote Bags and More at RedBubble

My RedBubble Store has a great selection of wall art and home decor items.  They have a very large selection of unique t-shirts and apparel, such as graphic t-shirts, skirts, leggings, scarves, and dresses.  They have a wide selection of electronics cases and skins for cell phones, iPads and laptop computers. Their wall art selection includes posters, canvas prints, art boards, giclee prints, framed prints and metal prints.  They have a good selection of home decor products such as throw pillows, floor pillows, wall tapestries, fleece blankets, mugs, wall clocks, acrylic sculptures, duvet covers, comforters, bath mats, shower curtains, tote bags, and coasters.  Their selection of stationery products includes spiral notebooks, die cut vinyl stickers, hardcover journals, and greeting cards.   They are the best place to go for throw pillows and tote bags, as they have the most options for both.


Zazzle – Gifts and Accessories

Luncboxes, T-Shirts and more in my Zazzle store

Lunchboxes, T-Shirts and more in my Zazzle store

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, multiple types of blankets, pillows, home decor, ornaments, tote bags, bathroom decor, kitchen decor, drinkware, ipad cases and covers, cell phone cases in many brands, school and office supplies, stationery, accessories, keychains, and hundreds of apparel options. Some of my most popular items are jigsaw puzzles, folders, coffee mugs, weekly planners, and luggage tags. Zazzle products are 100% customizable, which means you can add your own text to existing products, such as your name or monogram.


Society6 – Unique Decor Items

Mini Art Prints, Comforters and more in my Society6 store

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 cutting boards, wood coasters, cloth wall hangings, mini art prints, furniture, and comforters.


 

Electric Gecko

Electric Gecko Painting Available as Art Print

My newest painting is titled “Electric Gecko“, and it was completed on June 12, 2019.  It was created with various brands of acrylic paints on an 11″ x 14” wood panel, and can be found in my Psychedelic Artwork gallery in my portfolio.  It features a psychedelic stylized gecko lizard with bright rainbow colored paisley patterns all over, on an abstract tie-dye background.  It was a fun and experimental piece.  For the background, I was trying a new technique, and I really like how this turned out.  I will be using this technique in future paintings.

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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.

Peaceful Winter Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox Painting Available As Art Print

My newest painting, Peaceful Winter Arctic Fox, is now available online for purchase as a fine art print, canvas print, tote bag, home decor, cell phone case, and much more in my online stores.   This painting was created with acrylic paints on board, and measures 11″ wide by 14″ tall. It was completed on March 28, 2019. The original painting is for sale, if you are interested please Contact Me.

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Siamese Cat Painting

Colorful Siamese Painting Available as Print and More

My newest painting, Jewel of the Orient – Siamese Cat, is now available online for purchase as a fine art print and much more in my online stores.   This painting was created with acrylic paints on board, and measures 11″ wide by 14″ tall. It was completed on March 1, 2019. The original is for sale, if you are interested please Contact Me.

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