Paul Barnes, UK, telephoned our studio just before Christmas in 2010 asking if we would be able to create a three horse portrait for him, similar to the Three Kings painting. Paul and his wife Sharon have three horses Gatsby, Missy and Moriarty and Paul wanted to commission Nicholas to paint them as a surprise for his wife Sharon.
As it was so close to Christmas, Paul agreed a gift voucher pack would be the best idea and we personalized it by arranging all of the photos and the composition with Paul so that a print out of it could be included in the gift voucher pack. Then in the New year Sharon could decide whether she was happy with the photos we had all chosen for the painting, or if she would like to amend the mock up and could be part of the design process. Sharon was delighted with the surprise and was very excited for Nicholas to get started.
We all decided that a 22 x 16 painting would work best for the space where they would like to display their portrait in their home. Nicholas painted the portrait in oils on Italian Linen canvas and I have added some of the stages from when Nicholas was painting the portrait, along with the final scan and some photos of the painting framed. Jane our local framer, framed the painting for Paul and Sharon using the Traditional Flat Frame.
It looks fantastic!
Looks amazing especially Missy ! I will show my daughter just for final seal of approval and get back to you.
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