Harry is a Horse Portrait in Oil commissioned by Maya Knowland from the UK. The portrait was to be a graduation gift for Katrine Knowland and her sister was organsing the portrait on behalf of her family in 2012. Nick painted Harry on Italian linen 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.
If our readers are clever, they may see a difference between the final scan above and the final scan in the photos framed below. Can you see it? Those who were observant would notice that in the painting above the mane is loose and in the framed version it is plaited. We are always more than happy to create amendments to the painting during the process and in this instance, when the family saw the final scan, they suddenly realized that Harry's mane should be plaited and so provided us with reference photos to see if Nicholas could amend. It was a fairly easy change and the family were thrilled. Katarine was overjoyed when she received the painting on her graduation and emailed us a lovely photo when the portrait was displayed in her home. We love the wallpaper!
Hi Melanie and Nick,
Harry arrived! I just wanted to say thank you so much, you guys have been amazing the whole way through and so helpful with everything, the changes, framing, and constant contact we really felt part of the making of this gorgeous portrait. No one could have done a better job, Nick has totally captured the essence of Harry it's absolutely incredible, better even than a photo of him he has so much presence in the painting. Katrine was over the moon with it and has said countless times that it's the best present she's ever had. So a huge thank you!! I look forward to my graduation where I'll hopefully be getting one done of my horses too! Fingers crossed, I'll have to hint at my parents!
Hope you guys have a lovely Christmas and new year
Lots of love
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