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Keep Calm Carry On
Dog Portrait Oil on Canvass, "Be Calm Carry On", 15x24, by Mercedes Franklin. For Sale.

POODLES!!! They are my heartbeat. Napoleon live for 16+ yrs & Josephine 17+yrs. I have enough photos of them to peruse a life time. The 2 expressions came together in my thoughts reminding me of just how chaotic life can be. And there she is being a Poodle Dali Lama. Dogs inspire me!

$795.00
To The Moon
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, "To The Moon", 24x20, by Mercedes Franklin. For Sale

This is the 4th painting of my "Flying Dog" series. It all started with a photograph from "Ylla", a well known animal photographer. Her photos were used in "What A Great Day" & "Talking Off". Numbers 5 & 6 are yet to come! I love the way dogs move, their spirit & the constant interest they have in everything around them. This collection has been new for me... colors, layers, movement, applications, tools etc. All that learning stuff & a vivid imagination.

The WPSE has accepted this painting in their Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition 2017. This makes a person sing...

$895.00
First The Clouds
Dog Portrait Oil on Canvass, "First The Clouds", 24x20, by Mercedes Franklin. For Sale

This is #3 of my Flying Dog series "into the unknown arrangement of elements". It started in my head as a day at the beach, next thing I knew it became an experience!

$895.00
Taking Off
Dog Portrait Oil on Canvass, "Taking Off", 24x20, by Mercedes Franklin. For Sale.

The photo for this painting came from well known photographer Ylla. Her concern was that "the dog be itself: if witty, at its wittiest; if noble, at its most noble, but always retaining its essential dogginess, which fascinates her as an artist and dog-lover." Quoted from her book "Dogs by Ylla". I have called this painting "Taking Off", it is #2 in my Flying Dog series. Again I hope she is happy with the painted environment I created for her special dog. Anyone familiar with a terrier will understand the reference. It is a 24x20 Oil on Canvass. There are 4 more to follow in this series. Movement, energy & happiness become one in the life of dogs. We humans need to take on this mantra.

This painting took a 3rd place at the Central Panhandle Fair 2017.

$895.00
What A Great Day!
Dog Portrait Oil on Canvass, "What A Great Day!, 24x20, by Mercedes Franklin. For Sale.

The Photographer "Yalla's" dog portraits totally inspire me! This is a dog from her collection. We both have the same feeling of excitement when we are with them. I can only hope she is happy with the back ground I created for her wonderful photo! This is the 1st painting of my "Flying Dog" collection. I am up to 4 paintings, working on #s 5 & 6. This series is something new for me. I am painting energy, movement & thought towards the unknown. This shouldn't be too scary since we, the earth & all that inhabits along with the cosmos, are made up with same, though various, arrangement of elements. We should be very comfortable in the unknown knowing in time it might be known???

$895.00
Happiness
Oil Painting, Dog, "Happiness", Labrador Retriever, 18"x24", by Mercedes Franklin, For Sale.

Now this is a family outing. Wouldn't you agree...

$895.00
Watching The Kids
Dog, Golden Retriever, "Watching The Kids", 15"x24", by Mercedes Franklin. For Sale, The Studio Gallery, Grayton Beach FL 850.231.3331.

This brings back great memories from my younger years. Nothing like kids & dogs. They show us how to have fun like nothing else. .

$792.00
Loving
Cats Oil Painting on Canvass, "Lovers", 9x12, by Mercedes Franklin, Artist's Collection.

These 2 beautiful cats were mine. They have since passed & so have their 2 sweet daughters. When Noodle Pie was giving birth we kept him away worrying that he might do something rash. But he kept talking & pacing till we let him in. He cared for them just as much as their Mother. Who knew what a good Father & Mate he would be till the day he died.

This painting, along w/Oysters, Shrimp & Citrus, has been accepted in the 54th Bay Annual Juried Art Show running through April 14th 2017.

Duchess
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Rough Coated Collie, "Duchess", 20"x20", by Mercedes Franklin, For Sale.

This is what a Duchess looks like to me...

$795.00
Sweetie
Dog Oil Painting on Canvess, Irish Water Spaniel, "Sweetie", 18"x18", by Mercedes Franklin, For Sale.

There is something about the Irish Water Spaniel that I love. They have great heads & expressions. Love their personalities. Actually there isn't anything not to like about them!

$695.00
"Prettiest Cocker Ever"
Dog Portrait, Oil Painting on Canvass, Cocker Spaniel, "Prettiest Cocker Ever", 14x14, by Mercedes Franklin. Private Collection.

My aunt had 3 cockers all different colors. Enjoyed their long soft & silky hair. I can remember how they were always very busy. Don't really remember what they were busy doing but whatever it was kept them very busy.

Buffy's Bath
Dog Oil Painting on Canvass, "Buffy's Bath", 14x18, by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

She was sooo happy when the bath was over!!!

Daisy
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Pekingese, "Daisy", 16"x20", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

This is Mary's beloved "Daisy", her best girlfriend & companion.

Zoe & Zeus
Dog Portraits Oil Painting on Canvass, "Zoe & Zeus", Labradoodles, 20"x24", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Orion's Mighty Quinn
Oil Painting On Canvass, Dog, "Orion's Mighty Quinn", 9"x12", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection

Chico
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, "Chico", German Shepherd Black, 12"x12", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Georgia
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, "Georgia", Border Terrier, 11"x14", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Nothing Like a Day at the Beach
Dogs Oil Painting on Canvass, Standard Poodles, "Nothing Like A Day At The Beach", 20"x24", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Sleepy Time
Dog Oil Painting on Canvass, Poodle, "Sleepy Time", 20"x24", by Mercedes Franklin, Artist's Collection.

My Princess
Oil Painting, Dog, "My Princess", Poodle, 24"x18", by Mercedes Franklin, Artist's Collection

I See You
Cat Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, American Shorthair Orange Tiger, "Cookie-I See You", 12"x9", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection

Afternoon Walk
Dogs Oil Painting on Canvass, Poodles, "Afternoon Walk", 16"x12", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Going to School
Dog & Boy Oil Painting on Canvass, "Going To School", Chihuahua, 14"x18", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Road Trip
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Board, Standard Poodle, "Road Trip", 10"x8", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Kaspian & Bautista
Dog & Boy Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Mastiff, "Kaspian & Bautista", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Watching The Sunset
Oil Painting, Dog, "Watching The Sunset", Poodle, 20"x24", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection

Billie
Dog Oil Painting on Canvess, Standard Poodle, "Billie", 20"x28", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Foster
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Yellow Lab, "Foster", 16"x16", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Robin & Teddy
Dog & Girl Oil Painting on Canvass, Keeshond, "Robin & Teddy", 20"x16", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Barcelona
Dog Oil Painting on Canvass, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, "Barcelona", 12"x16", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Barcelona was very much loved & a true companion to a good friend. He has since gone to doggie heaven and is very much missed.

Rezso
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Vizsla, "Rezso", 20"x18", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection

Harley
Dog Portrait Oil Painting Canvass, Jack Russell, "Harley", 8"x10", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Emily & Nikki
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Dachshunds, "Emily & Nikki", 8"x10", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Brandy
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Rescue Dog, "Brandy", 8"x10", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Jake
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Golden Retriever, "Jake", 8"x10", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Josephine & Napoleon
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Standard Poodles, "Josephine & Napoleon", 9"x12", by Mercedes Franklin, Artist's Collection.

Abby
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Smooth Coated Collie, "Abby", 10"x8', by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Pazzo
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Jack Russell, "Pazzo", 10"x8", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Morgan
Dog Portrait Oil on Canvass, Golden Retriever, "Morgan", 8"x10", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Lissets Dogs
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Bull Dogs, "Lisset's Dogs", 14"x18", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Tai Pan
Dog Portrait Oil on Canvass, Pug, "Tai Pan", 10"x8", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Maggie
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Bassett Hound, "Maggie", 10"x8", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Bob
Dog Portrait Oil on Canvass, English Setter, "Bob", 8"x10", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Angel Boy Chase
Dog Oil on Canvass, Golden Retriever, "Angel Boy", 9"x7", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Three Bostons
Dogs Oil Painting on Canvass, Boston Terriers, "Three Boston's", 24"x30", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Bunky & Beau
Dog Oil Painting on Canvass, Golden Retrievers, "Bunky & Beau", 8"x10", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Al The Enforcer
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, English Bulldog, "Al, The Enforcer", 8"x8", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Cody
Dog Oil Painting on Canvass, Red & White Setter, "Cody", 14"x11", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Spike & Lulu
Dog Oil Painting on Canvass, Chihuahuas, "Spike & Lulu", 16"x20", by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Harley
Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, Boxer, "Harley", 20x16, by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Pink Poodles
Dogs Oil Painting on Board, Standard Poodles, "Pink Poodles", 8x10, by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

This is a story of 3 Generations getting ready for Easter. Mom is taking the photo so unfortunately we don't get to see her nor her Easter outfit. Then there is daughter & granddaughter. For those of you that might be concerned not to worry. These are totally safe vegetable dyes. If you haven't seen the convention of "Poodle Styling" on TV you should try. You can't possibly imagine what the stylist can do. Between the natural poodle hair & colors the designs are incredible.

I do wish I had of photo of the entire family together.

Athen
Dog Oil Painting on Canvass,"Athen", 12x12, by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Athen could not take his eyes off his treats!!! Therefore a profile shot.

Zoe & Zeus
Dogs Portrait Oil Painting on Canvass, "Zoe & Zeus" 20x24, by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

I only had photos to go by for this painting. It would be nice to meet this pair after I spent much time looking at them, wondering what they were doing, knowing they would be busy & a lot of fun!

Chole & Nala
Dogs Oil Painting on Canvass, "Chole & Nala", 9x12, by Mercedes Franklin, Private Collection.

Chole, the black & white Great Dane, was about 8 months older than Nala, the fawn color Geat Dane. When they were younger they both fit on this couch. As Chole grew Nala was pushed back to the side 'til she began sleeping with her front paws on the couch & her hind end on the arm rest. No one ever heard her complain.