Greetings Card (FSC Board)
Size: 148mm x 148mm
Card blank inside
Free P + P
Original Painting Medium: Graphite Pencil
Scientific Name: Canis lupus
Region: Northern hemisphere
My artwork, ‘Wolf Watch’, is a pencil portrait. In my drawing, the trained dog is sat watching over a flock of sheep. He is protecting them. For many years wolves have been continually shot and trapped as humans have encroached on their hunting grounds to farm livestock.
Over the years farmers are slowly learning that dogs, raised from puppyhood alongside sheep and cattle, will protect them from attack by wolves. This method of protecting livestock is the best way to live alongside wolves and other predators. The dogs mainly the Mastiff breed are large, and more than capable of defending their flock. Protecting herd animals from predators they are now being hailed as a way to conserve the animals they are trained to scare off. Wolves need forests in order to survive. Wolves have no wish or desire to come into contact with human beings…. but we continually force them by removing their natural habitat and food sources.
My wolf drawing was produced for the book, ‘A New Era for Wolves and People’ by Dr. Marco Musiani. Chris Senior, a professional photographer, very kindly provided the photograph for this artwork.