|Lady with an Archaeoceratops ~ Watercolour with touches of gouache, approx. 138 mm. diameter|
Happy New Year! May 2017 be kinder to us all.
I promised our regular reader, Andrew Stück, that I would post this piece, after he commented that it's been a while since my saurian incongruities were last seen on the blog. So here we are!
This piece began simply enough as a sketch, when I decided to pair a Tang dynasty lady with her pet Archaeoceratops.
The idea of turning it into a full colour piece soon took hold. So much so, I began to entertain thoughts of an entire series of ‘fine ladies from various cultures with their saurian pets’. A few friends even read my mind when I shared the sketch on social media, not least of whom was Joschua Knüppe, who, when I'd finished this piece, went on to suggest even more irresistible pairings.
|Detail, during progress, with penny for scale.|