Cane Corso – beast of a dog, with the heart of the family nanny

Have you heard how the menacing looking Italian Mastiff is such a softy at home, that if a child was getting scolded, this protective Molosser would even put themselves between the little one and the parent, as a shield!

Italian Mastiff art

Italian Mastiff art

Check out the video below in which I talk about that nature of the Italian Mastiff, and why I think those characteristics must melt the heart of any dog lover and even, not dog lover too.

If you own an Italian Mastiff otherwise known as the Cane Corso, what do you think? Have I captured that kindness in the eyes, behind all that strength, fur and broad muzzle? As well as signed giclée, Cane Corso art prints direct from me, you also have the option to buy my drawing of a loved and loving dog on larger wall art, phone cases and fittingly home décor and kids’ clothes.

Buy Cane Corso gifts

Buy Cane Corso gifts

Cane Corso drawing by Douglas Rickard

Cane Corso drawing by Douglas Rickard

Charcoal - Cane Corso by Douglas Rickard

Charcoal – Cane Corso by Douglas Rickard

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Perfect present for Russian Wolfhound homes

Of all the dog breeds to be able to draw, the Russian Wolfhound has to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing. The form and movement of the noble borzoi just lends itself to a flowing delineated charcoal.

And the style of my borzoi drawing and the tiny size of one of the prints, connects this art in a way, to the history of Russian Wolfhounds.

Borzoi

Borzoi

Summer of dogs, drawings and friends

Douglas Rickard with friend from art college and pug on Brighton Beach

Douglas Rickard with friend from art college and pug on Brighton Beach

Even dogs seem to prefer the summer – wanting double the walks per day. And I displayed double the art at my dog drawings exhibition in Muswell Hill, London. Halfway through, I changed out my charcoals to color, by unleashing some oil pastel art.

A vist to the dog art exhibition by Douglas Rickard with friends and 'niece' Grace

A vist to the dog art exhibition by Douglas Rickard with friends and ‘niece’ Grace

German Shepherd, Pug and Staffordshire Bull Terrier oil pastel art

German Shepherd, Pug and Staffordshire Bull Terrier oil pastel art

Despite using sometimes only minimal markings, a friend who came to visit, kindly praised my charcoal drawings for still capturing the dogs’ personalities. It was rewarding to get to see a room full of just charcoal giclée prints too. The larger versions, 13” x 19” sizes of the German Shepherd, dachshund, whippet, bulldog, French Bulldog, poodle, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Chihuahua Mix, Yorkshire Terrier and boxer greeted everyone at La Miel café with a bright and brawny show.

Planning Dog Drawings Exhibition

Planning Dog Drawings Exhibition

On display, the Borzoi is a new dog drawing by Douglas Rickard

On display, the Borzoi is a new dog drawing by Douglas Rickard

Cane Corso drawing

Cane Corso drawing

Borzoi

Borzoi

Pug day trip to Brighton with Douglas Rickard

Pug day trip to Brighton with Douglas Rickard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I débuted two new dog drawings, at my exhibition, of the Cane Corso and the Borzoi. The more I create dog drawings, the more I’m astounded by these much doted upon denizens of Creation. Who would think the Cane Corso would have the protective traits of a children’s nanny. And what about the Borzoi behaving a little like the family cat?

If it weren’t for a friend of 27 years from back in art college, who plumped on buying a pug (before getting pregnant,) I wouldn’t have been drawing dogs at all. I met up with Gizmo, and my friend and her boyfriend on a day trip to Brighton. And in this video (below,) I’m amazed again, this time, at how a little dog who hasn’t seen me in months, could recognize me as I arrive at the station among dozens of people.

So whether it’s black and white or full color drawings like those of the German Shepherd, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Chihuahua, pug, Yorkshire Terrier, boxer and Doberman – there are plenty of dog days of summer left to buy some pedigree art!

For your English country manor

I don’t know whether he travelled in carriages, but this is my oil pastel rendition, in the style of John Constable, of one Belcher, an 18th Century Staffordshire Bull Terrier belonging to English aristocrat Lord Camelford. One thing is for sure though, every Staffy loves a bit of comfort!

English Staffordshire Bull Terrier

English Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Cyber Monday Art Deals

Cyber Monday Art Deals

Cyber Monday Art Deals

Ends Tuesday… Buy one, and I’ll give you a free art print!

Look for two that you’d like, but just buy one from my galleries: Still-Lifes of Walt Disney Classics Collection Art | Dog Art | Historic Heroes | Christian Art | Judaica | Landscapes & Cityscapes |

Terms: Add only one item to cart, and enter your free choice title in “Offer Details” field (or contact me separately after payment.) Choice of your free art print must be equal or lower in value to the art print you are paying for. Offer ends: Tuesday 7PM (EST) December 3rd 2013.

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Christmas Golden Retriever

This oil pastel drawing of an eager Golden Retriever has been added to a Holiday fireplace just in time for Christmas Eve.

Available in three Numbered Limited Editions of 35, these art prints show just how much of a tail wagging Santa is about to get this year.

Christmas Golden Retriever

Christmas Golden Retriever

Wild German Shepherd Art

The beautiful backdrop of Yellowstone National Park is the setting for this German Shepherd fantasy. This early morning ramble with wolves is ready to come home as personalized art with the name of your German Shepherd!

German Shepherd Personalized Wolf Fantasy Picture

German Shepherd Personalized Wolf Fantasy Picture

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park