This is the latest painting to come off my easel. I finished it over the weekend after working on it for almost two weeks. It is 30 x 40cm in size. Ryan is the little boy and Jenny is the lovely pony he is riding. The painting was painted with acrylics on canvas. I changed up the background a good bit from the reference photos. I added some blurry trees to inject colour into the portrait. It was commissioned as a present for Ryan’s Mum by his Dad. He was very happy with the portrait. I hope you all like it too 🙂
I am including a detailed scan and the reference photo.
I completed this portrait last week. It is of two brown and white springer spaniels named Lucy and Cody. Lucy, Cody’s mother, is on the left and Cody is on the right. This portrait was commissioned as a present for the client’s partner. It is 50 x 50 cm in size and I worked with acrylics on stretched canvas. I used larger brushes for this portrait to create a looser painting with some expressive brush strokes. Smaller brushes were then used for the details on the dogs’ faces. I scanned the painting and I am including a detail of each dog.
This is the first painting of 2017. It is of a brown horse called Milly. The painting was commissioned by a client from Kilkenny. I completed a painting of another horse for her last year, so I was delighted she has returned with another commission this year. Milly is just beautiful and I had good photos to work from. The painting is 30 x 60 cm in size painted with acrylics on stretched canvas.
I am also including some progress photos and the reference photo.
This painting was completed just before Christmas. It was commissioned as a Christmas present for a farmer by his girlfriend. It is of four sheep standing in the field. The painting was small in size, 25 x 30 cm, painted with acrylics on canvas.
This is another one of the Christmas commissions. It is of two cocker spaniels called Honey and Nuala. The painting was 25 x 30 cm in size and painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. It was commissioned as a Christmas present for the client’s mother.
She was delighted with the painting:
I am lost for words, it’s the exact same as them. They are my mothers 3rd and 4th children she never had so they are her babys haha. She will love it. Thank you for all your work on it. It’s unbelievable how much it looks like them. She will love it, by far the best Christmas present I’ve ever got her.
The reference photos were very good with good lighting coming from the right.
First of all I would like to wish all of you who follow my blog and enjoy my artwork a very Happy New Year 2017. I hope it is filled with motivation and good luck.
I was very busy this Christmas and there were a lot of commissions that were surprises so I had to keep away from the blog and deprive all of you of all the new work. But since everybody has since received their presents, I am allowed to post all of them here. I will do so over the next few days and I hope you will like them.
I will start with Trigger and Archer. They are two long haired dalmatians, one chewing all the time, the other running all the time. It was quite a challenge for my client take pictures of them, but she managed to provide me with some really lovely photos. They look just beautiful here, patiently waiting for their command (or possibly just a treat:)). The drawing was drawn with coloured pencil, at 25 x 25 cm. I am including the reference photo too.
This is one of the many Christmas commissions this year. It is of two cavachons called Isa and Darcy. The painting is 50 x 60 cm in size and painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. I had lovely reference photos to work from for this one. It makes all the difference when painting. There was good lighting coming from the left and there was lots of detail in both dogs’s faces. I had a lot of work painting all the curls 🙂
Above is a scan of the painting. I also took some photographs which show the light in the painting a bit better.
I took some progress pictures when I was painting. I am also including the reference photo I work from. The client was very happy with the result:
Hi Ivana ,
You have done a great job they both look so good and real ! Looking forward to hanging it up .
I have completed this portrait a week ago. It is painted on two square canvases, each 25 x 25 cm in size. I worked on them both at the same time so they can be hung together. It was a surprise birthday gift so I waited a little with the blog post. I didn’t want to spoil the surprise 🙂
The dogs pictured are Puddles the Jack Russell on one canvas and Rizzo and Scuddles the Chihuahuas on the other canvas. I worked with acrylics on stretched canvas as usual. I am including some progress images together with some photos of the finished paintings.
I received this photograph from a client I recently drew a portrait for. Holly is the beagle sitting beside the portrait. It is lovely to see Holly beside her image in the drawing. I am including some photographs of the mounted drawing.