Rex the Border Collie - Size: 16" x 20"
In June I completed this beautiful young Border Collie as a special gift from a bride to her father on her special day. Black & White animals are very difficult to photograph correctly due such tonal opposites and this normally results in either over exposure of the white fur or under exposure of the black fur when trying to balance the 2 colours.
This Pastel portrait was commissioned unframed as it would be travelling overseas to Spain where the wedding was being held and the final portrait was wrapped up extremely well to ensure a safe and secure plane journey. Here is Rex's completed portrait alongside his Certificate of Authenticity as well as myself next to the portrait to offer an idea of sizing.
Bertie the Springer Spaniel - Size: 13" x 15"
I was recently contacted by a lady who wanted to surprise her boyfriend with a portrait of his recently passed Springer Spaniel Bertie. The reference photo chosen was a great pose albeit slightly dark and lacking some fine detail but I will adapt and improve such issues before taking on the Commission - owning a Springer too, I knew I could use Cas as example should I need to, he'd be happy to help for a doggy biscuit or two!
A light brown/beige tonal background was added to the portrait so as not to detract from Bertie and the strong contrasting colours of his fur. The customer requested the 'Rustic' frame coupled with a gold name plaque too which really set the final portrait off well. The recipient of the portrait was extremely pleased with Bertie's memorial portrait and I do hope it brings him much comfort for many years.
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