My love of the natural world obviously extends to the animals in my life, including my dog Zoey, a Bouvier des Flanders. Prints are made by giclee experts using the finest quality materials; including heavy, acid free paper, and archival ink. The original graphite drawing is 10 x 11 inches, full size prints are available as a limited edition of 50 prints, each is hand signed and numbered. The graphite drawing is also available in a smaller sized print, it is 65% of the original size and measures 6 1/2 x 7 inches, the reduced size print is signed, but is not a limited edition. Both images have a wide boarder for matting and framing. The giclee prints are protected by a Krystal Seal archival bag and sent in a mailing tube.
I approach my work from the viewpoint of a naturalist, I compose my drawings with great attention to the detail, which is seen in the individual strands of hair as they cross over each other, the subtilty of the eye and texture of the nose. While the majority of my time consists of capturing all the nuances of the Bouvier, it's important to make sure the details don't overwhelm the whole. The design, composition and overall feel of the drawing come first and it's just as important to know where to leave detail out as well as where it should be included. It took 66 hours to create this relatively small graphite drawing of my dog.
While the greater part of my subject matter is spiritual or fantasy in subject matter, what can be more compelling than that look of affection in a dog's eye. Dogs give so much of themselves to their families and are always there to add love and companionship to our lives. While the viewer is drawn first to the eye in this drawing, I am sad to say Zoey no longer has her eyes, they had to be removed due to Glaucoma at the age of 5. She has adjusted amazingly well, her navigation skills are impressive on walks in the woods without being on a lead. Still, I'm happy that I decided to do this drawing while her eyes were intact.
If you have ever owned, or are a fan of, a Bouvier des Flanders, this print may be just the one for you.
If you see something you love and it's outside of your budget contact me; while I don't lower my prices or have sales I can work out a payment plan for you and have done this for many of my customers.
United States Orders -- all orders will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail. Unless you are having your item customized most orders arrive within a week.
International Orders -- most orders are mailed via USPS Frist Class Mail, there may be exceptions for some countries depending on their regulations. On average expect a delivery time of approximately 1-3 weeks, however, there have been times when it's taken as long as 6 weeks for a package to arrive. Any import tariffs or taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser, which vary widely depending on the country.
The import tariffs and taxes are quite high some countries. VAT can be as much as 20% of the purchase price, please note this is NOT included in shipping fees, the cost for shipping is my cost for mailing the package to you. Any other fees that may be incurred are the responsibility of the purchaser.
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I want you to be absolutely delighted with whatever piece you order, if you don't like it for any reason please return it to me within 10 days of it's arrival and I will give you a full refund. The exception to this are items that have been customized for you, such as a specific stone that has been set or an unusual size in a ring or neck wire.
I will cancel an order if you do so before I have it mailed and as long as the order has not been customized for you in some way, such as a specific stone set or a ring or neck wire size that is an unusual size.
I am not accepting custom orders at this time.