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Lyric Artwork

Pen & Ink

"Fresian Fantasy"

Description: 8x10, watercolor paper

Original: SOLD

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment: I have always wanted to have a Fresian in my stable!  Unfortunately, with a $20,000 price tag, chances are very limited.  So it will forever be my fantasy.
"First Toy"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment: This was a puppy from my very first collie litter.  I will always cherish the moments of awakening.
"Fox"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Unavailable

Prints not available.

"All I Need"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment: A cowboy at heart.  This little guy is ready to take on the world with a typical ten-gallon hat being all he needs.  This original was made in honor of the 2006 Collie Club of America National Specialty held in Idaho.
"After the Play"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

This has been purchased as a logo.  No prints available.

Artist's Comment: Carrick was one of my first collies.  I will always remember his quick naps after a hard session of catch.
"A Mouse!"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment: Inquisitive as always.  This collie puppy has just realized that there are other animals out and about.
"Little Lamb Found"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment:  A traditional view of a collie taking their role seriously.
DogsCatsHorsesOther Animals

ChildrenFlowersMisc.
Dogs

"Eyes on the Prize I"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment:  Puppies and a ball, what more can you say?
"Eyes on the Prize II"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment:  Puppies and a ball, what more can you say?
"Hide & Seek"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30


"Kellie Bear"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

"Lexus"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

This has been purchased as a logo.  No prints available.
"Love Those Rawhides!"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30


"Hillcroft Collies"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

This has been purchased as a logo.  No prints available.


"Comfort in a New Home"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment:  When pups leave here, I always send a familiar toy home with them so they will have comfort those first, few days.
"Not Me!"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment:  An old shoe, a new toy!
"Snuggle Kittie"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment:  My collies are always so loving towards cats.  You can often find them curled up sleeping together.
"The Protector"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment:  There is nothing so notable as a collie performing as they were bred to do.
"Wanna Be A Cowboy"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment:  This original was made in honor of the 2006 Collie Club of America National Specialty held in Idaho.
"Innocence"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: SOLD

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment:  With a face like this, how could anyone be angry over a simple shoe?
"Water-Lover"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment:  The only time that Jessie could outrun my oldest collie, Bailey, and capture the ball was when it went into the pond.  But, not always.  Bailey loves to swim too!
Cats

"Friends"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: SOLD

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30


Horses

Other Animals

"Alpaca Pac"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30.

Artist's Comment: I couldn't resist these faces when I visited an Alpaca farm in Maryland.  These seem like something out of Sesame Street.

"Bluejay"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Unavailable

Prints not available.

"A Mother's Love"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Unavailable

Prints not available.

"The Tweedles"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: SOLD

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment: These two, male Rouen ducks were the first waterfowl to join my farm.  Aptly named Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, they move simultaneously as if anticipating each other's thoughts.

Children

"Tickles Me"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: SOLD

Prints not available.

Flowers

"Coneflowers"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

"In Memory"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: Unavailable

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment: These white lillies were penned in memory of my father who passed away in 2005.

"Orchid"

Description: 5x7, watercolor paper

Original: SOLD

Limited-edition, signed prints available:
9x12, $50

Miscellaneous

Gretchen M. Bare, Lyric Artwork  *  PO Box 39, Hollywood, MD  20636
gretchen@lyricartwork.com
All material on this site is the property of Lyric Artwork or has been approved for use by Lyric Artwork.  Please do not copy, reproduce, or store it electronically without the written permission of
Gretchen M. Bare.  Thanks.
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Examples of hand-tinted works
"Christmas by the Fire"

Description: 8x10, watercolor paper

Original: SOLD

Limited-edition, signed prints available:
9x12, $50

Artist's Comment:  This was penned to use as a holiday card for Collie Rescue, Inc. which serves Maryland and Virginia.  The subject is my very first "stud", CN Ch. Highcroft Tamaron's Contender.  He is 11 years old in this drawing and very contentedly enjoying his retirement.
"First Winter"

Description: 8x10, watercolor paper

Original: SOLD

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30

Artist's Comment:  So cold!  A Chinese Crested's first winter snow, barely kept warm by his t-shirt.
Handtinting Examples

Any pen & ink drawing can be hand-tinted by special request.  Please contact the artist for additional information.
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"Freedom"

Description: 8x10, watercolor paper

Original: Available $200

Unlimited matted prints available:
  9x11, $20
12x14, $30