Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bulldog painting - "MY Ball"

"MY Ball"
5"x 5" watercolor on board

Here is the finished bulldog; I really enjoyed painting him; wonderful stature, solid and how about that wonderful grin!

A side note to this painting; some bulldog aficionados may say that this guy is a little leggy, and they would be correct, as the [English] Bulldog breed as most people know it is a shorter and square canine. But this lovely fellow was a Victorian bulldog, which is a swing in breeding going back to the taller and smaller head type.

Whichever breeding you look at, I have met both these types and they are marvelous, personable and at times (dare I say) slightly stubborn dogs who are always greatly loved by their families :-)

He is available for purchase, so please post me an email, if you're interested.


Gwen Bell said...

Terrific attitude! You've captured this guy's personality so well. He OWNS that ball. Wonderful, clean, crisp style and expression.

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist said...

Very cute Kim and well rendered! Love the ball!

Hey Bulldog! said...

that's great! fantastic detail, and the pose with the ball captures the essence of being a bulldog.

Kim Ratigan said...

Thank you very much for the great feedback everyone! Very much appreciated and glad you enjoyed this fellow :-)