Sitting Pretty - French Bulldog 7" x 5" oil on hardboard/masonite
I saw this photo and just fell in love with it; I adore the little dog's alert yet calm expression and very relaxed sitting position.
It is strange with photographs - and paintings of course - how sometimes things which seem of little importance actually give the whole picture balance, harmony and interest. In this painting, whilst of course the French Bulldog is the main point of interest, the collar and lead add satisfying balance and a great deal of visual interest; who is on the other end of the lead? Or is the dog tied up? To me he is a dog tied up outside a shop while his owner pops in to buy a special little cake which he is going to share with his friend.
It is straight off the easel and will need to dry for several days before it can be shipped
By thanks to Wrote at Flickr for releasing the photo on which this painting is based