Welcome to our latest commission, a horse portrait of Radley. The painting, by Nicholas, is a 14 x 11 oil on Linen Canvas. Our client Richard emailed asking if we would be able to portray his partners horse Radley as a surprise gift. We were delighted to hear from Richard and also couldn’t wait to get started in arranging the portrait for him.
Sadly Radley wasn’t with us any longer, so we need to work with the photos Richard already had. Richard sent a number of photos of Radley. One in particular stood out to us as being perfect for an oil portrait. Radley was in a field, however the background wasn’t completely right for a portrait. So we amalgamated some of the scenes from the other photos Richard sent us to create the perfect composition.
Read a testimonial below from Mandy the recipient…..
Dear Melanie & Nicholas
I just wanted to write and thank you both for bringing my beautiful horse Radley back to life again for me. I opened the gift from Richie yesterday and was over-whelmed with emotion. Nicholas captured Radley’s character in a way I didn’t think was possible in a painting. Radley was a horse I had longed for and searched for since I was a little girl. Finding him was a dream come true, so when I had to say goodbye to him in March this year it was one of the hardest moments of my life. His memory will forever be etched in my mind but now I get to look at him every day and see the gentleman amongst horses that he was.
Thank you. Through your incredible talent Richie has given me a gift that I can cherish forever and something that will remain priceless to us both.
With kind regards and best wishes to you both
Video of the Horse Portrait
I often take video of our paintings, depending on how much time I have whilst working on my own pencil drawings. Hopefully it will give everyone a good idea of what the finished painting is like.
Horse Portrait Framed
Here are a few photos of the horse portrait of Radley framed. The colours work beautifully with the frame.
The close up of the frame really shows how well the colours match. If you are framing one of our oil paintings, definitely try to match the colours and tones with the frame you choose. Frames are meant to compliment the artwork and almost become one with it. You know you have the right frame, when you look at the painting first and then the frame, not the other way around.
We also commissioned an engraver to create a plaque for the horse portrait of Radley and it completes the whole ensemble beautifully.
Finally, we hope you have enjoyed our blog post all about the horse portrait of Radley and if you would like an oil painting of your horse, please do get in touch. Send us your horse photos and also let us know the kind of pet portrait you might like, along with the size and we can let you know what might be possible.
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