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Edition of 3 and 2 Artist's Proofs
45 x 46 cm / 18" x 18"
In this painting, bright sunlight illuminates the foreground against a moody sky in a dramatic and unmistakably Venetian setting, which captivated the artist when he visited Italy in 2011.
Proudly standing in the foreground a jock-strap clad man gently cradles a regal looking dog in front of a small cruising boat between mooring poles. Flanked either side of the painting are more elaborate yellow and white candy-striped poles instantly locating the subjects to Venice.
The fox terrier looks out, fixated on something in the distance. Perhaps he has seen one of Venice's ubiquitous pigeons or a curious local looking down from a balcony. Further intrigue is added to the composition by leaving the viewer to decide what might be covered by the curtain-like canvas inside the boat.
The purity and brightness of the dog's white fur and the jock strap dramatically off sets the models skin tone, and is complimented by the equally dominant cadmium yellow in this very fine painting, which overall exhibits a relatively restrained colour palette.
This most recent painting features the artist’s second depiction of Jason Phoenix, who is a close friend of the artist, holding the younger of Watson’s fox terriers, Zorro.
These are our most collectable editions.
All available Edition Canvases are in an edition of three with two artist's proofs. They are hand-signed and numbered by Ross Watson on the reverse (non-image) side of the canvas. Your preferred edition number to purchase can be selected from the top menu.
An Artist's Proof is the same quality as the editions numbered 1-3, and is the first print produced when colour and quality is perfected. Each canvas is of equal quality and value.
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Use of glass in framing is optional, eliminating potential of reflections when viewing your canvas.
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