Nash

Nash the French bulldog

It took 5 sessions, but I finally finished Nash the French bulldog’s portrait.  He has a rather complicated pattern of coloring on his face, I guess to make up for the fact that his body is all white.  That raccoon mask gives him a rather distinguished look, don’t you think?  Anyway, he is off to his new home this week.

Nash, Trip’s new little brother

Nash the French bulldog

Trip the French bulldog got little brother recently. As often occurs, there might be a bit of sibling rivalry going on just yet.  You will love his little bandit mask face.

Two more gelli mosaics

Koi pond

French bulldog

Since I like the way the last paper mosaic came out, I decided to try again.  These two are the result.  I am not as fond of these as I am of the first one, but I am not unhappy with them either.

I think the koi pond lacks enough depth, but I was only working with the failed gelli prints that I had.  I am not sure I want to go to the task of printing up some darker plates.  Still, I do like the composition and the water effect.  The French bulldog was just fun.  I am not really happy with the background.  When I chose it, I thought it would be a nice contrast, but now I see it is too close in tonal quality.  Live and learn.  Back to painting this week.

French bulldog portrait

The Frenchie Tripp

The Frenchie Tripp

This little Frenchie belongs to a relative of mine.  As are most Frenchies, he is a very sweet little guy and the most mellow dog around.  He has travelled more of the country than most anyone else I know.  His owners work for a major airline and where they go, he goes.   His coloring is called fawn by the AKC, which is basically a creamy brown and white.  After I let him set for a day, I’ll start the inking.