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15×20 watercolor, watercolor pencils, Inktense pencils and gouache on 140# white watercolor paper. Original available.

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German shepherd, breed of large, muscular working dog working dog, perfected in Germany at the turn of the 20th cent. It stands about 25 in. (64 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 60 to 85 lb (27.2–38.5 kg). Its double coat is composed of dense, woolly underhair and a medium-length, harsh, straight or slightly wavy outercoat. Although it may be any color except white, it is usually black and tan, black, or gray. Developed over centuries from sheepherding and farm-dog stock, the German shepherd has been trained in a variety of specialities other than herding, e.g., as a police dog, as a carrier of messages and a patrol dog in war, and as a leader of the blind. It is also very popular as a pet (info from Wikipedia).

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  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Barb!

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 3 years ago

    WOW how beautiful!!!! Amazing colour, detail and expression!!! Love it :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 3 years ago

    Fantastic rendering with gorgeous technical applications, beautifully done Barb !!!

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeover 3 years ago

    This is a wonderful, powerful work. I have had one of these magnificent dog. You have captured his look so well !

  • supernan
    supernanover 3 years ago

    Excellant work as always x

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 3 years ago

  • james thomas richardson
    james thomas r...over 3 years ago

    nice g.s.d. good speciman

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    wonderful work Barb great portrait of a beutiful dog

  • zumi
    zumiover 3 years ago

    beauty! congrats on feature!

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