I have finished my latest mosaic. It is of a dog. I thought I would share with you just a few of the dog mosaics I’ve made over the last couple of years.
My latest (above) is a line drawing in tile. Several years ago, a friend asked for a mosaic that was an outline of a dog. I’m always happy to take on a challenge, but there were a few times in its construction when I thought I must have been completely insane to take it on. However, it turned out well and this is my second tile ‘line drawing’, which will be used to raise money for a dog club. My children have put in a request for one too; I may have one more left in me.
I find it difficult to make mosaics for other people. It’s a challenge to be true to my style. Should I be safe and conservative in colour choice in the hope of attracting more interest? For the line drawing, I decided to go for striking over elegance, and to just hope for the best.
For the following mosaic, I thought I would try something a little more impressionistic. One of the issues with tiles is that there are limited colours. It’s not like paint where you can create different colours and hues by blending. Despite the difficulty, I still have plans to try my hand at another impressionistic mosaic just for the fun of it; maybe a Kracken and a sailing boat in a storm. I wish I was joking! Please tell me it has already been done.
I love Nordic breeds. Spitz dogs do have attitude. I made the next mosaic for a friend. I was going to make a mosaic of the dog with flowers around it, but then had the idea of making the dog with the flowers in it. The tail does make for a lovely bouquet of flowers. Can you see the snow-capped mountain with a small lake at its base? No? My friend couldn’t either, but it is there. I like it so much, I might have to make one for myself.
And One Scruffy Mutt
This is our Tilley-girl. She was a great talker. I plan to make mosaics of all the dogs I’ve loved before. I’ve got four more to do. But I think I’ll have a short break from dogs and try something else for a change.
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