BEAU MERCI SHEEP - PORTRAIT STUDY
ACCOMPANYING THE STUDY:
Beau Merci Sheep lives all alone in a veritable mansion. The house, which has been in the family for centuries and built to house generations, sits about halfway down an old gravel road to nowhere, providing a bucolic environment both soothing and uplifting. But, boy, is it quiet - especially for a solo status and gregarious personality.
Occasional passing cars draw curiosity and a mad dash to the front window. While, rarer still, the chime of the doorbell sends Beau Merci ricocheting down the hallway, squealing with absolute, unbridled joy and anticipation. Doesn't matter who, doesn't matter why, Beau just loves visitors. In two seconds flat, he'll have them in the living room with party games at the ready and hors d'oeuvres making the rounds.
And when random cars and accidental guests don't find their way to his door, Beau goes to them. He is head of the town's Pep Crew and with a heart the size of Texas, Beau just loves to love. He'll be there for housewarmings, hospital stays, and for those that are just feeling a little lonely or low. Of course, this job comes with some tools of the trade: the best ever fudge-brownie recipe (on loan to him by Albert Finnegan and Eleanor Beauregard Black Bear); a fabulous soundtrack (music either perfectly sets the tone or tweaks the mood); and his beloved heart-shaped headbopper. Perhaps because of his seemingly stoic disposition it, without fail, always gets a grin.
What nobody knows though, is that in the evenings back at home, Beau routinely bakes up a disproportionately large batch of those best-ever brownies, cranks the tunes very nearly up to deafening, and graces the tight curls on the tippity-top of his head with that fabulous sparkle-heart headband. He then dances with fudge-faced abandon into the wee hours absolutely loving - and cherishing - his own company, too.
Portrait Study, 9” x 12” with backer board in protective cello.
Accompanying the Study on a separate sheet is a whimsical tale of the animal featured. Entirely collectible, the stories intertwine, creating a much-loved community of characters.
We print on Canson® Infinity Arches® Aquarelle Rag luxuriously thick 310 gsm, 100% cotton paper. This archival, matte paper with a felt-marked finish and even natural grain showcases crisp detail and vibrant colour. It is mould-made by master papermakers using one of the world’s few remaining cylinder mould machines. The company has been making very high quality art papers such as this since 1492.
We donate a portion of gross sales to animal welfare.