German Shepherd 2

Linda Costello Hinchey

Saltville, United States

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This young German Shepherd, named Fuzzy, was just over two when I was commissioned to do this portrait. He was a scary dog that was tearing at the fence to get to us but he was oddly afraid of my camera. When I got it out he ran and hid! It took a zoom lens to photograph him for this portrait. This is a graphite sketch on 11″ × 14″ 400series medium 80lb. drawing paper and took me one evening to do. I felt he looked exceptionally regal in the photograph that I used for inspiration to create this commission.

Created by Linda Costello Hinchey of SW Virginia. This commission is used for our poster/print and is exclusively from the fine art studios of CHSTUDIOS.NET from a portrait commission.
Cats & Dogs group- Top Ten Challenge* Oct ’09
Painted Dogs group- Challenge: 8th place in the Most Popular Dog Painting challenge, May 2010

Painted Animals group- 5th runner up in the Top Ten Challenge, Look into my Soul challenge- Sept. 2011

Inspired Art group-Dec. 2011
Cats and Dogs group- 2009
Disability and Beauty group- Sept. 2011
Cute Mutts group- Sept. 2011

Superbly Visual group- Oct. 2011
Traditional Drawing group- featured Nov. 2011
Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends-High Quality Photography & Art- featured Dec. 2011
Canine Art Group – January 2012
Bubbling Artists Group Pick of the day- August 2013

I saw a glimmering vision
It took my breath away
’twas the silhouette of a shepherd
More regal than words can say

The beams of light they danced
on a coat of endless black
A vision of perfection
Atop an iron back

He stood there like a statue
for all the world to see
What a vision of perfection
The German shepherd can be

The look of a noble prince
Lord of all he surveys
Confident in himself
Eyes fixed in aristocratic gaze

Never shall I forget
The vision I saw that day
Of the mighty shepherd
Who took my breath away

A Vision
written by Carol Kufner

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