Saturday, April 4, 2015

Pop-Art ... Paris-Ivy!

I remember an elementary teacher making me re-do a coloring project.  Why?  Because my horse was blue and "horses aren't blue."  I wonder what she would think if she saw THIS!  LOL!

I went to a Brush Party in downtown Phoenix with a friend.  The theme:  Pop-Art Your Pet.  So I decided to give Paris-Ivy the pop-art treatment.  Here are some photos to document the experience.

I had to email a high quality photo to the instructor who then put the lines you see on a 16x20 canvas.

 The first step was to outline the outside edges of the drawing.  And then ... use a light gray color to act as a primer for the background.  This was acrylic paint so it dried quickly.

I then painted the other lines before moving to the next step:  the background.  For Ivy's pop-art, I used a lavender background.

Yes, indeed ... a green Boxer!  Painting in the main color was first, followed by any accent colors.  You'll notice that Ivy's black eyebrow is now purple.  Whoa!  My elementary teacher would probably blow a gasket!  But what's the point in doing a pop-art piece if you make it real?

Add a few accents to the background, a "signature," and it's done!

Pop-Art ... Paris-Ivy!

Now I have to find a frame.  :)  This little project took three hours and we got to bring some wine/beer and snacks with us.  It's a lot of fun and these outfits are all over the country ... find one and give it a try!


  1. LOVE IT!!! Looks like you had fun and the piece of turned out GREAT!!

    Jessie, Zoe, and Caddie in cold MI

  2. Wonderful! That is great - I love it - a green Paris-Ivy. Great work.

  3. That is so neat! I love it! We have a similar program here where you paint and bring your own snacks and wine/beer, but the painting is a still life. I would much rather the pop-art pet workshop!
    Heather & Annie Grace in Central PA.

  4. Since she's primarily white, you could pop-art her in real life with a bit of food clororing

  5. Looks like a lot of fun. Great job!


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