Jeanne Eriksen, Norway, contact Nicholas in 2014 to commission an oil painting horse portrait. Jeanne Eriksen who is actually based in the Isle of Man, wanted to send a traditional oil painting of CC Top to her son, who was competing with CC Top in Norway where they reside. Jeanne emailed us lots of photos, however there was one photo in particular that she wanted Nicholas to use as the main pose of the portrait. It had areas that needed changing from a compositional point of view, so we created a number of mock ups for Jeanne until we got everything perfect.
Mock ups are really helpful for both the client and Nicholas to make sure everything is spot on before brush is put to canvas. The portrait was then painted to the size of 22 x 16 on cotton canvas and was framed by our framer Jane. We chose a lovely traditional Flat frame with an inner linen slip which looked absolutely stunning.
I have added lots of photos of the paintings progress below, along with a final scan and detail above. You can also see photos of CC Top framed, along with a photo of the portrait framed on the Mini easel in the studio to show scale, along with a testimonial form both Jeanne and her daughter Vicki.
Oh my god, it's beautiful, can't believe how good they are ;)
Vicki We are so excited about it and think it looks great.
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