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Animal Watercolor Portraits Burst with Color

Oregon-based artist Dean Crouser produces some of the most fantastic watercolor paintings of animals. His lively renditions feature a multitude of vibrant colors that fit so perfectly, they make you rethink about the real colors typically found in these wild creatures. Crouser exhibits a truly artistic eye, mixing shades of green with reds, blues, and browns in the mane of a bear as well as an equally diverse collection of hues in his other subjects. His splashes of color invigorate his stylized wildlife portraits, adding a sense of life and personality to each painting.

There is something so inexplicably refreshing and energizing about the artist's series of colorful works. There is a effortlessness to it and yet, simultaneously, an apparently astute attention to detail. Every brushstroke and splatter of color serves a purpose against the white backdrop. Crouser says, “I am always striving to say the most with the least and like to keep my work fast and spontaneous. My goal is to capture the beauty and simplicity of a scene that anyone can relate to.”

A large selection of Crouser's work can be purchased directly through the artist's site or his Etsy shop.








Dean Crouser website

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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