Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistRD Riccoboni Platinum Member CollectionAnimals
Description The Blue Boy Painting by Riccoboni. A Pug dog painting from american artist RD Riccoboni.Randy RD Riccoboni is an insightful, American born artist (California, 1960) influenced by a plethora of sights, sounds, colors, textures and emotion. This self-taught artist acquired his drive and inspiration from encouragement given him by family, friends and public school teachers. Riccobonis profound love for art and architecture are evidenced in his paintings, landscape and portrait masterpieces; art work that captures the essence of a persons spirit, the love given from animals as well as the beauty and intensity in his land and cityscapes. Pugs were a favorite dog breed of British royals William III and Mary II when they ascended to the throne of Great Britain in 1688Many of his paintings can be seen at Beacon Artworks Gallery in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. The birthplace of California!The Pug as a breed begins in ancient China, known as 'short mouthed' dogs are described in writings that date to about 600 B.C. the forerunners of the modern breed that we call the Pug today. In 950, A.D. Emperor Kang Hsi, commissioned a dictionary of all the Chinese characters, and in it there are two references describing the Pug: - dogs with short legs - and - a dog with a short head. By the 1300s there were three main types of dogs that are identifiable as founders of breeds of today: the Pekingese, the Japanese Spaniel, and the Pug. In the late 1500s, China began trading with European countries such as Portugal, Spain, Holland and England. Small Pug dogs presented as gifts by the traders as they returned from the Orient, and Pug in popularity in Europe spread.
RD Riccoboni, San Diego Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement RD Riccoboni® is an innovative American-born painter (California, 1960), and best-selling author. Influenced by his early years living in the Connecticut suburbs of New York City this self-taught artist, credits encouragement by family and teachers for his drive and inspiration. The artist resides and paints in San Diego, California and is a member of the historic arts colony at Spanish Village Arts Center in Balboa Park San Diego.
RD Riccoboni paintings on canvas and paper depict his travels and local interest. Subjects include the story of San Diego, California, landscape, cityscape, portraiture, street-scenes, public events, and everyday happenings and friends. His palette is derived from the bold colors of the original rainbow flag. These Colors represent, sexuality, health, sunshine, nature, art, harmony, and spirit. RD Riccoboni internationally recognized work represents community, a sense of place in a positive and life affirming manner.
A fan of architecture RD Riccoboni is currently working on drawings and paintings of vanishing historic American buildings and landscape.
To learn and discover more about the award winning artist and his accomplishments visit his official website at http://riccoboni.com
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