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!

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