I made the background while on a plein air painting trip through southern Utah, and this was at a magical stop... Maynard Dixon's Ranch! Look him up, he's great. I fell in love with this old fence and the beautiful sage grass up on the hill, but it always felt unfinished... it was waiting for Tau & Sirius! I was inspired by Laika's lovely and tragic story and wondered if it would have been any better to be stranded with a friend, like these two seem to be. Made with the star-crossed lovers of the world in mind!
Framed watercolor and colored pencil with tracing paper on Winsor & Newton watercolor paper, 12x16 (14x18 framed)