Dogs are in drawings and paintings as companions, working dogs, hunters and retrievers.Here are a few of my favourites art works for you to enjoy.
Dog Chair by Cecil Aldin
A house with a dog chair suggests that the owners treat the dogs as companions and friends. This artist is well known for his illustrations of dogs.
In Disgrace by Charles Barbour Burton
Victorian and sentimental in style .This little girl has been naughty but has as sympathetic friend in her dog.
Pulling A Pint by Norman Cornish
Welsh artist Kyffin Williams has caught the attitudes of the Collie dogs as they round up sheep for their shepherd perfectly.
Searching for sheep in the snow.
Hunting and Retrieving
Hunters Returning in The Snow, by Breugel The Elder
This painting may be seen at Kunthistories museum in Vienna
Hunters trudging home through deep snow in freezing weather they are hanging their heads in disappointment they have nothing to bring home after a long day.
A traditional hunting scene by Cecil Aldin.
Although scenes like this are now very unpopular with some people this artist captures the excitement of the hounds as they follow their natural instincts to go out as a pack.
Walkies in Buenos Aires by Beryl Cook
Professional dog walkers are seen everywhere these days. Beryl Cook's paintings are usually about ordinary people enjoying themselves or in this case dogs.
From Beryl Cook :The Bumper Edition ISBN 0-575-07021-8