Lotti Brown Designs

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Rough Collie Art Print - Sun-Shimmer Collie with Geraniums

artworks, behind the scenes, pet artCharlotte Brown

Beautiful and colourful rough collie art print 'Sun-Shimmer Collie with Geraniums' - this fine art print would make an ideal rough collie lover gift. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas, and special anniversaries for family and friends who love this amazing dog breed.

Rough collie art print 'Sun-Shimmer Collie with Geraniums'

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Behind the Scenes of the Art

This is a pet portrait of my own gorgeous rough collie, Noah. He's just turned four years old, now, but this photo was taken a few months ago when we were having a lovely family holiday in sunny Scotland.

Rough collie - sunny day on the beach

It's a lovely photo for a pet portrait - well lit, detailed and clear - and our collie, Noah, has such a wonderful, happy expression because he's doing the thing he likes doing best in the whole world: exploring new places with his family.

It also conjures up really happy memories for me, of us all, on holiday, having an unexpected sunny day (after a few days of pouring rain) and enjoying it on one of our favourite beaches, all together. And that's precisely what I want to feel when I look at Noah's portrait...

Family beach day with the dog

I decided to make Noah's new pet portrait of this day - a day filled with happiness and sunshine, when Noah was my 'sun-shimmer collie' all pale gold and beautiful with sunshine shimmering off his fur (he already has a portrait here from when he was younger - my style was quite different then!).

I decided to make Noah's portrait with the flower that is the sunshine flower for me, that really evokes the hot sunshine and all the garden smells of summer - red geraniums! The flowers are beautiful, but it's the leaves that are really stunning with amazing patterns and that distinctive scent that brings back vivid images of childhood summers spent in greenhouse and garden.

I like the kind of nostalgic colour that I created in the artwork, too - with Noah's rough collie art print having a retro feel that reminds me of the colouring in childhood photos and really brings back to me those emotions of childhood summers and brings alive the sensation of family for me.

Detail from my rough collie art print

Here's how I created the rough collie art print...

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My beautiful rough collie art print - Noah's fur is touched with sunlight and he is having the most amazing adventure in the summer geraniums!

Noah is my own dog so this artwork, of course, holds a very special place for me - he's my own family, so this artwork is completely filled with joy, sunshine and loving feelings of family for me...

Framed or unframed rough collie art prints are available in my online store

Buy It

My 'Sun-Shimmer Collie with Geraniums' rough collie art print is available in my online art store - you can get it framed, as a loose print or on a canvas.

It’s also available as a cushion, top, duvet cover, notebook, bag and more here…

If you would like your own custom pet portrait, find out more about commissioning a pet portrait here.

Browse more dog and pet art in my pet art gallery, here...

All intellectual property rights in my designs and products (and in the images, text and design of this website) are and will remain the property of Charlotte Brown. Any infringement of these rights will be pursued seriously.

Sweet Rough Collie Art 'Noah with Blue Flowers'

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Sweetness of a young doggy-friend – rough collie art of my pet 'puppy', Noah.

Makes a wonderful gift idea for a special rough collie owner - or treat yourself to something really meaningful to celebrate your connection with your own rough collie best friend.

Rough collie art 'Noah with Blue Flowers' by Lotti Brown

Rough collie art 'Noah with Blue Flowers' by Lotti Brown

This is an artwork of my rough collie, Noah. Noah came to us at 7 months old, in 2014.

He fills our home and our world with his sweet and curious personality – and his giant, thick, fluffy coat.

It’s like having an enormous, soft and soppy teddy bear living with us.

Cheeky rough collie on his seaside holidays

Cheeky rough collie on his seaside holidays

At the age of 2, when I completed this artwork, Noah is part-way between a puppy and a grown-up dog.

He is still quite puppy-ish in his head, and sometimes in his play, but growing up quickly.

He has these quiet, solemn moments where he sits, observing, taking everything in and having a good old think about it all.

Rough collies are really beautiful dogs – truly magnificent – so I wanted to show Noah in a pose that made the most of his impressive, soft, fluffy coat, and the way his soft mane swirls beautifully around his shoulders.

And I also wanted to capture the quiet, thoughtful dog that he’s growing into.

Truly majestic, but he’s still definitely got a cheeky glint in his eye, though.

Detail of rough collie artwork

Detail of rough collie artwork

My Sweet Puppy Love

Although my sensible head knows that at this age, Noah is no longer a puppy, and ‘should’ be considered an adult dog, in my heart, he’s still my puppy, and I have to admit to calling him ‘my puppy’ still, particularly when he’s being sweet and cuddly.

I chose to surround my ‘puppy’ with these sweet, little, blue flowers, as they signify, for me, a kind of innocence and sweetness that I feel is in his nature. Like most rough collies, Noah does tend to a sweet-natured, thoughtful, and kindly temperament.

The flowers are drawn from a coreopsis flower, meaning ‘always cheerful’, and that’s what I want for my sweet Noah – to be always surrounded by love and happiness with his family – innocence and loveliness filling his world, just like these little blue flowers dance around him in this artwork.

Creating my Rough Collie Art

  • I start my pieces with hand-drawn artwork

  • I scan them into the computer and import them into the Adobe Illustration programme

  • I create my composition

  • I tweak the colours

  • I add background interest

Take a look how my rough collie art developed. Please click on the pictures for a larger image and more detail.

My completed rough collie artwork

My completed rough collie artwork

When I look at this picture, I feel a protective love for my dog.

Meeting his eye, I feel that we share an incredibly strong bond of love and protection, and I want my puppy to feel safe and happy.

I love his sweetness, his cheekiness, and his thoughtful, quiet moments, and it's those I see in this artwork.

Buy It

You can buy my rough collie art prints in my store

The design is also available as a cushion, top, bag, journal, tech case and more here…

Would you like your own custom pet portrait? Click here to find out more...

More pet art in my pet art gallery...

All intellectual property rights in my designs and products (and in the images, text and design of this website) are and will remain the property of Charlotte Brown. Any infringement of these rights will be pursued seriously.