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Raising Money for UK Bullmastiffs

January 28th, 2013

A portrait painting of a bullmastiff family. This is Aus Ch Blakrouge Blushin Bryde or Blush to her friends with her gorgeous litter of puppies. I’m donating a 16×12 inch print of Blush And Her Puppies to the UK Bullmastiff Of The Year Event for their Auction For Rescue in February 2013.

See http://www.bullmastiffoftheyear.co.uk

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Special Charity Auction

January 5th, 2012

A Print of CJ At Bijoux Falls is up for auction to raise money for Bullmastiff rescue in the UK.

This is a PRE EVENT AUCTION LOT for the UK Bullmastiff Of The Year.

This image may not be used in any way whatsoever without the written permission of the artist.A limited edition print from a very short run of 15. This print has been kindly donated by the Artist, Denise Laurent to raise money for UK Bullmastiffs in need. All proceeds go to the UK Bullmastiff Of The Year for bullmastiff rescue. This is a pre-event auction to allow those who are unable to attend the event, a chance to be actively involved in raising much needed funds for the many Bullmastiffs that find their way into rescue each year and of course the chance to own this beautiful print!
This Auction is open to all, worldwide please view the listing on Ebay and start bidding now!

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The Jones Bullmastiff Bag

December 30th, 2011

I had this made bag made specially for the UK Bullmastiff Of The Year grand auction.

The UK Bullmastiff Of The Year will be held on the 11th February 2012 in Coventry. 64 of the Top Winning Bullmastiffs from 2011 will  compete for the title of ‘UK Bullmastiff of the Year’ and ‘UK Bullmastiff Puppy of the Year’.

The ‘Bullmastiff of the Year’ event will be an annual black tie event. This event is fully supported by the Bullmastiff Breed Clubs and the special events licence has been granted by the Kennel Club.

There’ll be a Grand Auction with many lots to help raise much needed funds for Bullmastiffs that come into rescue each year.

Have a look at the bag and many other lots on the UK Bullmastiff Of The Year web site. Or look them up on facebook.

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Save A dog from It’s Last walk

October 27th, 2011

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American Bullmastiff Association Art Auction

September 28th, 2011

I’ve been working hard to finish the paintings and prints for the American Bullmastiff Association art auction next month. Dax, Rocky and CJ at Bijoux Falls are on their way and hopefully they’ll help to raise much needed funds for bullmastiff rescue and health.

Here is the final one CJ at Bijoux Falls. He is a very handsome dog and what a wonderful location too.

 
CJ at The Bijoux Falls  

Here’s a close up…

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Rocky Relaxing

July 26th, 2011

This lovely brindle bullmastiff lad is a rescue dog. Lindy, who showed him that humans can be kind and loving and who found him his forever home, kindly let me paint him and I’ve really enjoyed it. This pose is just such fun. I love his happy expression.

 

Rocky Relaxing - 12x10 inch oil on board

Rocky Relaxing
12×10 inch oil on board

Here’s how I painted him…

This is a 12×10 inch oil painting on board. I started with an under painting using burnt sienna, which I hope will make a good foil for the blues to come later on.

under painting

I’ve developed the darks in the painting and started laying down colour in his muzzle and body.

Once I have Rocky himself nearly finished I start on the blue cushion and the background.

And here he is finished. He just needs to dry and get a coat of varnish.

Rocky Relaxing - 12x10 inch oil on board

And here’s a close up of the painting.

This painting will be going to The American Bullmastiff Association art auction later in the year to help raise money for the great work they do for bullmastiffs.

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Bullmastiff Photo Contest

July 4th, 2011

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the Bullmastiff Photo Contest. It was a great success, thanks to all of you who entered your fabulous dogs!

There were 137 entries and over 10,000 votes! There were so many lovely photos, I wish I could paint all of them!

But the votes are in and the winners will come as no surprise because they were way out in front. In fact they were so close that I’ve decided to give two prizes! After all, it’s all for a good cause.

The two beautiful bullys who will be up for auction at the ABA art auction this autumn are CJ and Dax. I hope they’ll raise lots of money for bullmastiffs in need.

Now to start painting! :-)

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Win a portrait of your Bullmastiff!

June 20th, 2011

Creating art to help bullmastiffs in need

Is your dog a handsome pup? Good looking dogs or natural comedians, I’m looking for models to inspire some new Bullmastiff art.

Boston BrahminAs some of you know, I donate work each year to the American Bullmastiff Association art auction to help raise much needed funds for bullmastiffs. I want to do a new piece for this years auction and I thought it’d be fun to have a photo competition to find new models.

Prizes
A 10×8 portrait of your dog for yourself and the warm, fuzzy feeling of making a contribution to the important work of the ABA. I will create 2 pieces of art from the winning photo, one for the winner and one to be sold in the ABA art auction. All proceeds of the auction go to the ABA.

Photos
They can be any kind of photos, funny, sweet, or just plain good looking, as long as they are Bullmastiffs.

They must be YOUR photos of YOUR dog! This is important folks, you must be the owner of the copyright of the images you enter, so please don’t enter photos other people have taken.

What to do if you are on facebook

Go to The Painted Dog page on facebook and click the like button.
Look for the photo contest button on the left hand side and click it.
Enter your photos of your dog.
Vote for your favourites.
Share the link and ask your friends to vote too.
The most popular picture will win the prize but also, I hope, raise the most money for ABA at the auction. That’s the important bit!

What to do if you are NOT on facebook

Email me your photos at den@thepaintedcat.co.uk
include your name and location and of course your dogs name and title of the photo if any. I will add them to the album so people can vote on them.

The Rules

The Dogs

They must be photos of your dogs. They must be Bullmastiffs. It all raises money for ABA. You can submit as many photos as you like.

Copyright

You must be the photographer! This is important folks, you must be the owner of the copyright of the images you enter, so please don’t enter photos other people have taken. Your submission of the photo and entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo.

Ownership/Use Rights

By entering the contest, you are giving me, Denise Laurent, permission to use your photos to create works of art.

Judging

Vote for your favourite photos. Tell your friends and get them to vote too. The most popular photo will win.

Inappropriate Content

This is all about the dogs. Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will be removed.

Winners

The winners will be notified by email within one week of the winner announcement date, using the email address provided on the entry form. No financial compensation will be provided to winners.

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