Horse Portraits Commission Information
Portrait: 'Khrisma' with Small Background.
Size & Medium: 22 x 16 Oils on Gallery Wrap Linen Canvas.
Commissioned from: Canada.
Marianne from Canada commissioned Nick in 2009 to paint her three beautiful horses Beau
. Please click on their names to view their portraits along with their details and photos. they were all painted on cotton canvas at 18 x 14 size. I have added the progress of the painting, the final scan and detail, photos, the reference photos Nick used. We also took some lovely photos of the portraits in our garden together, along with Nick with the portrait .I hope you enjoy this page of information and if you would like to commission us to paint your pet don't hesitate to email us
at any time.
The Horse Portrait in Progress
We try to make sure we take a number of photos of the portrait during the day and display them on our portraits in progress
blog for our clients to see. We have daylight easel lamps which allow us to see the painting in pure natural light, and sometimes this lighting effect the photos that we take. This can account for colour differences between each stage and the final scan below.
The Oil Painting with Detail
We scan the majority of our artwork here in the studio, we have an epson scanner, or for the very large paintings we take photographs of the artwork using a Sony DSLR camera, a tripod and two diffused photography lights. Our scans and photographs are always perfect quality if clients require giclee prints of their hand painted portrait for friends or family.
Client Horse Portraits Reference Photos
Our clients email a range of photographs for us to work with, we use one for the main pose of the portrait and others for detail, backgrounds etc The photographs depicted below may vary in colour to the finished painting above. This can be due to the scanned oil painting being slightly different to the original or often clients give us more than one photo to work from i.e. one for the pose and another for colouring.
Client Comments and Feedback
We are always thrilled to read our clients emails, we are in touch with clients via email and sometimes via telephone, skype and texts throughout the entire process. Clients also leave us messages on our portraits in progress blog when they are watching their portrait in progress and also comment on our facebook page too. We try to add snippets of their emails here for you to read, plus you can see more photos of happy clients with the portraits on our main pet portraits website feedback section too.
I got the paintings just a couple of days ago!! They look amazing, even better in person, truly. They came together so there was no problems in shipping and I hung them as soon as I got them. It was nice that the edges were painted as well so I have the option of whether to frame them or not and right now they sit on a wood wall which shows them very nicely. Thank you so much, they are truly a treasure!
Nick with the Paintings