Looking for a dog lover gift or dog wall art? Then this colorful artwork is for you... It is a fine art print on paper or ready-to-hang canvas of my Labrador Retriever painting entitled Perseverance of Wanda. It is a portrait of a cute lab named Wanda.
**The watermark that lists my website is not on the front of the artwork when printed. I only include it here to protect the copyright of my digital image online.
▶︎ PAPER: Printed on thick 10mil matte fine art paper. It is EASY to find frames for these prints!! They fit STANDARD FRAMES that can be found online and in stores like Hobby Lobby or Michael's.
8.5" x 11" paper = 8" x 10" image
11" x 14" paper = 8.5" x 11" image
13" x 19" paper = 12" x 15" image
17" x 22" paper = 16" x 20" image
24" x 30" paper = 23.8" x 29.8" image
▶︎ CANVAS: Printed on museum quality canvas. Gallery wrapped around 1.25" thick stretcher bars and protected with gloss varnish. READY-TO-HANG!
Size: 16" x 20" x 1.25"
**About the Art**
This painting is as much about sweet doggie Wanda, a labrador retriever, as it is about the challenges I had to overcome when creating it. I added the word perseverance to the title because I painted the majority of this piece with my left hand (which is my nondominant hand).
I don’t share about my health issues too often; I prefer to focus on the positives rather than the negatives of life. But I have an autoimmune disorder and another condition called hypermobility syndrome that causes me to be predisposed to arthritis and tendinitis in my joints. I’ve struggled with arthritis in my hands and wrists, and tendinitis in my wrists for nearly a decade. About two weeks ago, right when I was beginning to paint Wanda, I started experiencing pain in my right bicep near the elbow. As it turns out, my doctor says I have tendinitis in yet another joint.
The diagnosis was disheartening. I shed a few tears as I imagined myself not being able to paint anymore, my dreams slipping away. Then the resilient (and slightly obstinate) part of myself kicked in. This part of myself always emerges when people say I can’t do something or when my body says I can’t do something. It’s like this part of my personality knows that I can – and I will.
And so, that’s what happened with this latest diagnosis. After a few days of being bummed, I came to the determined realization that I was going to have to become ambidextrous with painting. And this laid the foundation for “Perseverance of Wanda”.
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Jun 3, 2017
Love.. it is beautiful .. better than I expected