Monday, July 09, 2012

Dog Art Cardigan Welsh Corgi Dog

Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Pastel on Wallis Sanded Pastel Paper
10 x 9

Portrait of a beautiful breed, slightly larger than the more familiar Pembroke Corgi owned by Queen Elizabeth.  They tend to be more cautious, yet no less loving or loyal than their more famous "cousins." 

This handsome fellow seemed to be thinking about his upcoming performance at a dog show and taking it all very seriously.  It is fun for me to attend dog shows and watch the different ways the animals respond to all the activities.  Many of them, like the Corgi, seem to consider it a job, although a pleasant one.  Some enjoy the opportunity to socialize, and others just plain like to show off.  They all want to please their people above everything else.  Dogs are good people and we are all so blessed to share the planet with them.  Even those of us who don't appreciate them.

This pastel was done on Wallis Sanded Pastel Paper.  The texture of the paper is good for painting the double layered, slightly coarse coat of the Corgi,  yet still showing its softness.  I wanted to capture his attentiveness and  somewhat pensive manner and the gentle look in his eyes.  As you can probably guess, I fell in love with the breed while doing the painting, which almost always happens to me.

This painting will be offered on Chisholm Trail Art, Daily Painters, and Art Helping Animals. A portion of the sale will be donated to Old Dog Haven.  Just a reminder,  I do commissioned portraits of dogs, cats, horses or any other pet you might like to have immortalized.  Email me for more information.


L. D. Burgus said...

Hey I didn't know you were even working on this. Sneaking it onto the blog to surprise me, yes.

martinealison said...

Une très belle et bonne attention que d'offrir cette oeuvre magnifique.
J'ai longtemps participé à des expositions canines avec mes dalmatiens. Deux d'entre eux ont été champion de France.
Ce fut également l'occasion de rencontrer des gens formidables. Je sais que comme toutes choses, rien n'est parfait ! A soi de faire le tri des bonnes et mauvaises... Mais j'ai passé d'excellents moments et nos amis les chiens en sont la raison majeure.
Votre toutou, ici dessiné, est tout simplement magnifique.

Gros bisous.