Saturday, 21 November 2015

Dog Portraits

For something different and because I like dogs, I attended several dog sketching/painting sessions at the McMullen Gallery, U of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton. The gallery’s weekly Drop In Studio (for patients, staff and visitors) got a bit of a boost with actual dog models, all therapy dogs in the hospital. The media were at this session last week. 

Here are my sketches of Gurdy the oh so cuddly Bulldog.

The artist leading the sessions is Father Douglas who is the present exhibiting artist with his show - "Songs of the Soul" featuring surreal portraits of dogs inspired by William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience. (Runs Oct 24 - Dec 6, 2015). 

Pen and ink on watercolour paper.
For more on the McMullen Gallery.

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