“Benny” – Entry in National Purebred Dog Day Fine Art/Poster Competition 2021

Title: “Benny”

Artist: Marion Canan

Medium:  Magazine collage on Arches 140lb watercolor paper

Size: 22″ x 15″ x .16″

Price:  $1000.00 Contact National Purebred Dog Day to inquire about purchasing this piece.

Artist’s Thoughts: Through the medium of collage, I try and capture the dog’s personality as well as the character of the breed. I like using magazine cuttings from glossy magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and Architectural Digest which give me the quality and intensity of color that I am looking for. My collages can take upward of 30 hours to create since I sometimes cut multiple pieces before I find the right color or tone. I generally start with the ears as they give me the direction for the rest of the portrait. The eyes are very important in a dog portrait and I spend time making sure that they reflect the dog’s inner spirit.


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