Limited Edition   Flatcoat Retriever

Flat Coated Retriever


fine art print

Flat Coated Retriever limited edition dog print by Mike Sibley

"At Gunnerside Ghyll"

This drawing began life during our walks with our dogs in High Cleugh, Ripon, where I spotted a small stream tumbling water down between rocky banks. It gave rise to the scene as you see it, which is almost entirely imaginary.

Gunnerside Gill exists as a place - "Ghyll" is the Cumbrian spelling but is pronounced the same and means a stream.

The original drawing took 172 hours to complete. I spent five weeks drawing the foliage and a further two weeks saw the completion of the Flat Coated Retrievers. Then, on the final afternoon, I drew the water, which was the special challenge that I set myself and enjoy in every drawing — I had no idea how to achieve the effect required but it's amazing what a little pressure can achieve!

The original drawing is now in a private collection in Switzerland.
'At Gunnerside Ghyll' Flat Coated Retriever limited edition print and graphite pencil drawing by Mike Sibley

At Gunnerside Ghyll

edition :  480 worldwide
order :  MS161
image :  17" × 11½"
43 × 29cm
print only