Limited Edition   Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel


fine art print

Irish Water Spaniel fine art dog print by Mike Sibley

"Connemara Encounter"

After the success of the two prints that I produced for the IWS Club of Great Britain I was constantly asked by members to produce a third. This is it, a personal, non-commissioned print, and my thanks go to Mrs Pat Wake for her tireless assistance. By now I knew the breed well and had firm ideas of how I wished to treat them — especially after the photo-session at the lagoon that soon had the dogs soaked through!

I needed a bird to complete the composition and my cat Jim solved the puzzle — he brought home a Snipe and insisted on taking the body for himself but not before I had rescued the wings and head, which provided all the detail necessary for the study.

You can read about the setting I used.

The original drawing took 139 hours to complete and is now in a private collection in England.
'Connemara Encounter' Irish Water Spaniel graphite pencil drawing by Mike Sibley

Connemara Encounter

edition :  250 + 25 APs
image :  17½" × 11"
45.5 x 28cm