“The picture is incredible. You have caught the pair of them so completely. I cannot wait to give it to her…”
“Thank you so very very much. I cannot express how totally thrilled I am.”
“Both these studies are truly exceptional and now lift our spirits each time we see them and bring back so many happy memories for us.”
Rich watercolours are particularly effective for capturing animals’ shiny eyes, noses and glossy coats. I have painted to commission for twenty years and can guide you through the process which begins with a visit to view your dog in their own home, where they are happiest. I take observational notes and use photographs to plan layout and to edit lighting conditions. (Post humus portraits are also possible from edited photographs.) After you have viewed a choice of photographic mock-ups of the painting and approved the planned layout, I take a 50% deposit to start your painting. A further viewing takes place nearer to completion when adjustments can be made.
Pricing: £650 for a single unframed head and shoulders portrait (up to A3 size/42 x 30cms.) £950 for a full body with background unframed (up to 75 x 55cms). Some savings for multiple portraits at the same location.