Moonrise – Painted Dogs – by Alison Nicholls.

Moonrise by Alison Nicholls © 2014

Moonrise (African wild dogs) by Alison Nicholls © 2014

Here is my latest piece of art depicting Painted Dogs or African wild dogs. To me it seems perfectly natural to use pinks, purples and blues to paint these fascinating and most social of predators. Why? Because these colors evoke evening, dusk and on this occasion, even moonlight.

Moonrise was painted using only 2 colors, manganese blue and quinacridone magenta. Both are beautiful in their own right but when layered one on top of the other, as I’ve done here, they also create wonderful atmospheric purples. I could probably paint for months on end using just these 2 colors, but variety is the spice of life so I’ll probably pick something different next time. When did I last paint dogs in green, I wonder..?

Moonrise is priced at US$560 and 30% of the sale price will be donated to the Painted Dog Research Trust in Zimbabwe. It is also available as a limited edition giclée, 11×14″ on watercolor paper, priced at $120, with a 20% donation to PDRT. Please contact me for details.

Until next time…

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