Welcome to the Dog Portrait of Maggie and Max. We received this wonderful initial email form Kevin, which laid out his requirements extremely well. We love it when clients have an idea of the kind of portrait they would like. It gives us a much better idea as to how to create a design for them upon our reply.
Melanie and Nicholas,
First off, your work is spectacular, and beautiful. I am committed to having an oil portrait done of our dogs for my wife’s 50th birthday. I am interested in the 16 x 12 oil size. Also I want to ensure that will be a landscape orientation, and not a portrait orientation. It would be for two dogs, so landscape would be preferred, as I believe you would agree. Also, will the work be completed by early December of this year. I plan to have it delivered to my home, which is in Pennsylvania, in the United States. Please let me know how quickly I need to act. I do also plan to have this framed using your framing partner. I’ve attached several photos, the first of which is probably the basic pose or idea for a pose, that I would like. I also have several others to help provide multiple angles and colors to which to work from. As I’m sure you hear often from your clients, I believe this will bring such joy to my wife, as our dogs are getting older now.
There wasn’t one single photo that was perfect for a portrait, however Kevin emailed lots of photos of the dogs. So I set about the task of amalgamating photos to create a scene so that Nicholas could work from one design when painting. We used two photos for the dogs, another for extra reference for the sofa and the windows behind.
Nicholas has spend a lot of time not only on the dogs, but on the background too, getting the correct tones and colours. This helps to create a very natural feel to the room with the light pouring through the window. I love the way the dogs are looking out of the scene. Keeping their eye on everything around them but in a very relaxed way.
I have not only added the final scan, but also a photo of the portrait on Nicholas’ easel as it really shows the portrait well.
Dog Portrait of Maggie and Max Framed
Here are photos of Maggie and Max framed. They look so serene within the painting and the colour of the frame works beautifully with their coats.
Happy Pet Portraits Clients
Here are our very happy Pet Portraits Clients Kris and Kevin. They took the most wonderful photo of them with their portrait. They posed with the painting also with their children holding the portrait of Maggie and Max. Kris emailed us the most wonderful testimonial which you can read below and we would like to thank both Kevin and Kris for taking the time to email it to us!
Hello Melanie and Nicholas!!!
It would be impossible to convey to you my complete happiness, awe and gratitude for the truly magnificent painting my husband, Kevin, gave me for my 50th birthday. It not only captures my beloved dachshunds perfectly, but our home as well. Now I know that my dogs will live forever and this time in my life has been captured so beautifully. It’s SO beautiful!!
I am truly in awe of your talent, Nicholas. So incredibly grateful to you for doing this work of art for me. I still can’t believe it’s mine and was made for me. It will be an heirloom for our children as it portrays our home and precious pets so perfectly. Check out the picture showing me and my family on Christmas Eve, my birthday, when I opened this amazing gift.
Commission a Portrait
If you are thinking about commissioning an oil painting of your dogs, do let us know. Perhaps you would like to email us your photos and let us know your ideas. We can come up with a design for you too. Nicholas and myself look forward to working with you soon.
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