View Full Version : "Mr. Jelly" a Bull Terrier

09-10-2005, 06:04 AM
Hi all,

I realize I have been pretty quiet lately (things have been hectic here since the puppies arrived), but I did manage to do a donation painting done last night. This is for the BTCA national's "Silverwood" after banquet auction. I still have another Bull Terrier donation painting to do for the Orange Coast BT club and two other breed rescue organizations. Anyway this is the first piece I worked on canvas since 20 years ago or so. It measures 12 x 16 inches and I felt like it was so much easier to work on canvas then the hot pressed watercolor paper I usually use. I just can't afford to use canvas for everything. I hope you like it.


09-10-2005, 07:00 AM
Amber! It's so nice to know your on WC - I've been thinking about you and your art lately, how are you doing? This is typically another gem from you and is very well done as usual.

Gail (the other BT artist, lol)

09-10-2005, 08:21 AM
He looks like quite an active little guy! Nice work! I like the background colors as well!:)

09-10-2005, 09:28 AM
Great expression...looks like he has tons of personality LOL

09-10-2005, 10:59 AM
Oooh, I love bullies. The eyes are wonderful, and what a great expression.

Puppies eh? Yes, you have been busy :)


Charlie's Mum
09-10-2005, 01:43 PM
This painting has such a happy feel Amber - he's smiling:D
(I do hope that's not because he's eating his back paw - lol!!!!!!) :D

09-10-2005, 06:49 PM
Thank you so much guys for your comments! You guys are just so nice and supportive. Gail it's great to see you here too! Deb yes the puppies are keeping me busy. We actually took in a rescue dog that ended up being pregnant with 8 puppies! They are mutts of course, but things are going really well. They are almost 3 weeks old and are getting cuter every day. Maureen thank you for your comments, but you are so right I didn't see it at first but it does look like he has a foot hanging out of his mouth. Any suggestions on how to fix that? or is it not a big thing? Anyway I really appreciate your comments and time. Now I am off to look at your work. Thanks again!

09-11-2005, 04:11 AM

I think you couold do away with that foot altogether if you wanted , or maybe even lower it a little?


09-11-2005, 04:24 AM

I redid the painting a little and tried to clean it up some. Let me know if you think I need to remove the back foot, lower it, or leave it be. I kind of like having it there because it gives the composition a little balance. Maybe it looks better now? I don't know.
I really appreciate your advice.

09-11-2005, 04:44 AM
Ok I edited the painting on the computer and you can compare it side by side to which you like better. Please give me your opinion.
To Foot or not to Foot, that is the question lol.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Sep-2005/40628-bullterrier_mrjelly4sm.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Sep-2005/40628-bullterrier_mrjellysm.jpg :confused:

09-11-2005, 07:10 AM
I personally think it looks better without Amber. I know why it's there (for balance)and I can see it WOULD be there in real life, but I still think it should be removed. It kind of looks like Mr Jelly has something in his mouth right now. Of course, you know I'm just a pencil artist and know ziltch about acrylics, so perhaps others will disagree. Have you tried blending it in a little so that it's less obvious & more in the background? I'm grabbing at straws here trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about, lol! I'll still love it if you leave the foot in.


09-12-2005, 06:30 PM
I took your advice Gail and eliminated the foot. I really think you are right that it causes a distraction. Thank you so much for your feedback! :clap: Here is the finished painting:


09-13-2005, 04:36 AM
Aaaah...lovely Amber! Looks like he's peeping right at me now - minus the foot, lol! Nice to see you doing a bully again.