This 9″ × 12″ portrait of a Bullmastiff dog waiting patiently for his master to return was created in artist colour pencils on Stonehenge paper and took over 55 hours to complete.

This piece was awarded First Prize in the Painting & Drawings: Animals class at an Art Show that I entered.

I am honored to have this work featured in the following Redbubble groups:
Painted Dogs
Cats and Dogs

I am a West Australian artist specialising in “up close and personal” pet portraiture and wildlife art in a variety of traditional art mediums including graphite, charcoal, pastels, colour pencils, acrylics, oils – as well as photography and digital paintings using an ipad, wacom tablet and Corel Painter real media emulation software.

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  • kookylane
    kookylanealmost 8 years ago

    OooO wow, beautiful rendering, so detailed, love those fur/hair, no wonder it took you 55 hours, it payed off wonderfully though.

  • InfinityRain
    InfinityRainalmost 8 years ago

    What a fantastic painting!! I can see why you won 1st place!! Very much deserving!

  • florahui
    florahuialmost 8 years ago

    Awww. Poor doggy seems so sad that his master wasn’t home..
    It’s a great drawing, I love the fur and the pleading look in his eyes!

  • Michelle Wrighton
    Michelle Wrightonalmost 8 years ago

    Thankyou all:) This is one that I don’t think I could ever part with, no matter how much I was offered;)

  • Susan Borgas
    Susan Borgasalmost 8 years ago

    Michelle it is funny how we twig on who painted what because I have always been able to for the most part know your work. I guess the internet plays a big roll in that when following artists work and learn so much about their styles. I don’t blame you not wanting to part with this drawing; you have captured that special look that I do see in my husbands working dogs when he leaves them home. Nice to see they cheer up when they see me though…chuckle!

  • Leith
    Leithalmost 8 years ago

    Congrats Michelle… and no wonder! You really do go to great detail in your pet portraits… and love those soulful eyesespecially!

  • ArtAfresh
    ArtAfreshalmost 8 years ago

    Outstanding!! Good luck with the Pet Portrait commissions too.

  • Tom Godfrey
    Tom Godfreyalmost 8 years ago

    Fantastic michelle -I also love drawing and painting furry creatures -mostly of wildlife. Well done.

  • Michelle Wrighton
    Michelle Wrightonalmost 8 years ago

    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments on my work, I really appreciate you all taking the time to do so!

  • Michelle Wrighton
    Michelle Wrightonalmost 8 years ago

    WooHoo! I’m just browsing through my activity monitor and on May 29 and this painting (and two others of mine) were featured on the RedBubble Homepage! Thanks heaps RB, you have made my day!

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