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Slobber Chops

'Slobber Chops' AKA Bo, is a loose and impressionistic portrait of the dogue de Bordeax or French mastiff, belonging to my daughter. This is a variation in style for me, a break from my usual realism and detail, but if you want colour then here is some colour! Using watercolour and ink over a charcoal sketch, I chose a pose taken from an angle below his eye line, which helps give an indication of size and presence. It appears that I’ve used just about every colour in the book apart from his natural colouring. The splashes and runs of paint and ink give an impression of movement as if he is shaking his giant head, (which usually results in splashes of a different kind)


If you are a dog lover and you have a wall space that could do with brightening up, then this is the painting for you.


Measuring approximately 13 x 11 inches, this painting is presented in a pale mount within a yew effect frame with a gold sight edge, to a total size of about 21 x 19 inches, ready to hang. It is signed on the front and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.


Medium: Watercolour and ink on paper


Image Sizes: 13 x 11 inches


Framed Size: 21 inches x 19 inches


Price:  £245  


Postage to a UK address is free. For international shipping, please contact me for a quote. An example price for the USA is approximately £45 but will vary depending on size and weight of package.

Detail view 1

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This image has been digitally constructed for display purposes. Click to enlarge

Moulding detail

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Art in Context

This image has been digitally constructed for display purposes and is not to exact scale.

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