In dog canvas prints, Great Dane's are usually only shown partially because of their immense size. Although photographers are able to easily portray the height and presence of these canines completely, many canvas artists choose to minimize the amount they show in order to achieve the same effect. In Dean Russo's dog painting, 'Lying Dane', the canvas serves as a peephole through which the Great Dane can be seen peering through.
These large animals are elegant creatures, however, due to their immense, and often gangly, appearance, many artists can't help but depict them in a manner that makes them appear oversized for the area they're in, especially if they are fully depicted. An example of this is seen in Carol Dillon's canine canvas print, 'Great Dane on Orange' where the Great Dane appears to swamp the chaise it's resting on. However, serious portraits of these animals are available which stress more than just their size. Patient and strong, these types of Great Dane paintings show all of the attributes that make these canines so lovable and trustworthy. Graphic images like 'Great Dane' by Robert McClintock show the responsible side of these lovable creatures and reveal why modern artists have become enamored of the breed.