Dog Distractions


I’m not certain what’s happened to this weekend, except we have an extra dog. Ms Maggie came for a short visit while her parents have a dog free mini-vacation. She’s not a stranger to our home, typically visiting several times a year. This particular visit has been extra enjoyable, probably due to only having one dog and the cats (no giant Labradoodles to contend with). Her mom’s birthday was on Saturday so I wanted to create a quick pet portrait of Maggie. I’ve not taken the opportunity to drawn her before. I really like her flopped and upright ears.

Moby has been starved for another dogs attention since the departure of Reggie and Zeek.  We’ve been holding off on adding a second dog because we’re still debating on what to bring home and when. It’s been nice seeing Moby enjoying Maggie’s company (and vice-versa!). Below are the two watching for rabbits in the back yard.

Maggie_MobyI’m hoping to finish up Cathe’s book today and reveal the additions on Monday…. if I can pull myself away from sketching cute dogs!

Sketch info: 5.5″ x 8.25″ (14cm x 21cm), graphite, micron pens, Arches CP 300gm watercolor paper


Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

14 thoughts on “Dog Distractions

    1. Yes, probably reminiscent of her personality. I finally got a good photo of her using the iPad. She refuses photos from a regular camera.

    1. She is a sweetie. Unless you happen to be her dad, who she really dislikes for absolutely no reason. Fortunately she loves all other guys out there. Picky dog!

  1. What a wonderful tribute to Maggie! You capture them so well Gale! Glad Moby got some friend time in too.

    1. Thanks Tracie! Sometimes dogs just need to be drawn and it was Maggie’s turn. Poor Moby is moping around the house today. 😕

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