Anton and I spent a week together. The weather was shabby so the studio sessions even more welcome and appealing. here is the result of spending a week of quality time together.
Anton is a very noble and gentle Rhodesian Ridgeback who absolutely loves to pose and be himself. This portrait will be joining the live Anton under the Christmas tree.
Technical details: Hahnemuehler Paper and 2B & 3 B clutch pencil.
The whole "making of" Anton can be viewed on my studio Blog Black on Grey on White.
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The fifth Canine Art Guild online exhibition is now live...!
"Helping Paws 2008" is now online!
A wide and varied display of dog art can be viewed (and the best: all is for sale! Definately worth a visit!). Each and every artist entered has pledge to donate proceeds of their sales to a shelter or charity of their choice. Well worth a visit.
Here is one of my three entries "Close to Home"
"Close to home"
Mixed media (graphite/charcoal) on paper, 20x20 cm
200 Euros (20% donated to DCGR)
This is the best place for any dog: out in the open, on a long lead, beside its loved ones (not only one pair of legs but two!) discovering new sights and sounds. This black lab is well surrounded and at peace with its life. Through my art I would like to heighten the awareness of how these gorgeous, quiet and loyal canines are in dire need of a warm safe bed of a good home. The Dumfriesshire & Cumbria is a Scottish charity focused on re-homing retired or abandoned Greyhounds. As a charity they not only use what they raise for kennel fees, vet fees, fostering expenses and advertising but also try to raise public awareness of the plight of dogs at the end of their racing/coursing careers. To date 500 ex racers and coursers have found new homes.Have a great week! Comment on or Share this Article →
Robert is now officially finished.
After week "away", I brought him out for a tweak and he has now gone back to safety with a new improved pair of ears ( I do believe looking much happier for it!).
He's has also been priced and entered into the show: Helping Paws 2008.
Graphite on Paper, 26x23 cm
$ 350 (20% donated to DCGR)
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Final lap before the presies need to be bought and wrapped.
Finished this drawing of Rex just in time. Signed and delivered.
Time now for me to tidy the pencils away, hang up the mistletoe and bring out the Christmas cheer.
Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2008.