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Beagle

BarbBarcikKeith

Maple Heights, United States

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

As of 10-03-16, 4010 views and 17 favorited.

CHALLENGES: Art & Collectables Sales – Best Puppy/Dog – Top 10; For the Love of Dogs – Best Looking Dog – Top 10; Painted Dogs & Cats – My Dog My Cat – Top 10;
FEATURES: GEMS; Shameless Self-Promotion; Cats & Dogs; Newman’s Group for Pet Art; Our K9 Friends; Women Painters; The Art of Watercolor; ALL GOD’S CREATURES; Cat’s Pajamas & Dog’s Tuxedos; Cats & Dogs – Paintings & Photographic Art; Cat’s Pajamas & Dog’s Tuxedo (the Woof Gallery) 10-03-16;

For a WIP (along with supplies used), check out my journal.

The Beagle is a breed of small to medium-sized dog. A member of the Hound Group, it is similar in appearance to the Foxhound but smaller, with shorter legs and longer, softer ears. Beagles are scent hounds, developed primarily for tracking hare, rabbit, and other game. They have a keen sense of smell and tracking instinct that sees them employed as detection dogs for prohibited agricultural imports and foodstuffs in quarantine around the world. Beagles are intelligent, and are popular as pets because of their size, even temper, and lack of inherited health problems. These characteristics also make them the dog of choice for animal testing.

Although beagle-type dogs have existed for over 2,000 years, the modern breed was developed in Great Britain around the 1830s from several breeds, including the Talbot Hound, the North Country Beagle, the Southern Hound, and possibly the Harrier.

Beagles have been depicted in popular culture since Elizabethan times in literature and paintings, and more recently in film, television and comic books. Snoopy of the comic strip Peanuts has been promoted as “the world’s most famous beagle” (info from Wikipedia).

  • Complete 07-04-2011 in 9.55 hours spread over 5 days

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