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Art: Friends by Artist Rhonda  Roberts
Two little Minarai head towards temple gardens on the other side of a tori.

Each figures details are embellished with carefully inked designs accented with metallic gouache. This doesn't turn up well in scans or photos but looks marvelous up close. The larger detail scans are done without sealant. The detail images are taken after the image is sealed with acrylic polymer gloss.

After the image is sealed, the gloss enhances the metallic accents and the layers of underpainting that go into making each unique patch of color. It also enhances the soft details of the faces. You can see all this easily when the image sits in your hand. It makes each one of my pieces unique and not easy to replicate.

These are one of a kind pieces. They do not reproduce well. I may use the design for a print or something else, but it will never look like the original. It can't. Believe me, I have tried.

Each piece I make comes with it's own semi-ridgid protector manfactured in the United States by Pro-Mold. This OSWOA has been painted on Arches 100% cotton cold Press 140lb Watercolor paper.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Friends

Detail Image for art Friends

Detail Image for art Friends


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