This is Lassie, the lovely black, white and brown collie. This is the second portrait for the same client. Lassie has sadly passed away and the client wanted a portrait of him as a Christmas present.
The painting is 25×25 cm in size painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. I added some shaded background to add some mood to the painting. I love the way Lassie is looking up at the camera. I scanned the painting and took some photos of the progress and the finished painting.
I recently worked on this lovely painting of Sam, a lovely collie dog with a backdrop of the Donegal mountains. The portrait was commissioned as a Christmas present for the client’s partner and Sam’s owner. Sam is no longer with us and I wanted to capture his lovely nature in the painting. He was a rescue dog and his owners were very fond of him.
I was given lots of reference photographs for Sam’s portrait so I had a lot to work from. One of the photos was of Sam in the Donegal mountains, and I thought it would make a really lovely background. The painting was 50 x 60 cm in size and painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. There was some fog coming over the mountains in the background and I decided to keep the painting quite soft to work with that. I am including a detailed view of the painting which I scanned and pieced together. Below are some work in progress images of the painting and a reference photo.
I wish you all a very Happy New Year 2016. I would also like to thank everybody who is following my blog, and who has commissioned a portrait with True Image Fine Art.
I haven’t been blogging my latest Christmas portraits, so here is the first one. It is of a lovely collie called Beauty. I completed this portrait in November and it was gifted for Christmas to Beauty’s owner.
I am nearly finished with Monty’s and Jessie’s portrait now. I have been working on it most of the week and it is looking very well I think. I just have some adjustments to do on Monday and finish off the foreground grass and a bit of the background. I hope you all like it.