About This Painting
My adoration for Hayao Miyazaki’s turbulent and wonderful 2008 animated film Ponyo is so big it was bound to spill over into some kind of art. I spent many happy days painting this intricately-detailed little gouache piece in hopes of capturing the spirit of Ponyo and Sosuke in my own style and medium. What I love most about Ponyo is the rowdy innocence and the chaos of it: how much respect it pays to the inner lives and escapades of very young children; how reverently it treats their attachments and friendships as things capable of enduring and of holding great meaning. And how kindly it nods to that tremulous hope we’re all perhaps harboring: that our loves can survive our differences, that we can, in spite of everything, find a way to be together and no one hurt.
About This Listing
This is a 6x8 studio gouache painting completed on professional-grade watercolor paper mounted to a cradled wooden panel 7/8 of an inch thick. To protect the water-based gouache paint from moisture, the painting has been lovingly treated with a three-step varnishing process consisting of a spray varnish suitable for water-based media, an isolation coat, and two coats of UV-resistant gloss varnish. The birchwood panel has been sealed with buffed finishing wax to increase its longevity, and a signed label affixed to the back certifies its authenticity and specifications. The painting has already been glued into a custom poplar frame handmade by a local craftsman. Including the frame, the full dimensions of this piece are roughly 7 x 9 x 1.25 inches.
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© 2022 Bryana Joy
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