Portrait Orientations and Backgrounds
When commissioning a portrait in oil of your treasured pet, the painting will be completely custom-made and created with help of your own ideas and wishes. Depending on the reference photos you provide for the project, I will create either a portrait, landscape oriented or squared painting for you. The artwork might have a scenic background of your choice with or without your own favorite landscape picture or just a plain and simple mottled one.
Your dog might love to take a swim at the local beach, or maybe you have a cat that loves to rest on her favorite sofa? Don’t worry if you don’t have that one perfect photo for me to use as reference, even several good quality photos can be combined into one mockup and later onto a large painting. If you would like to have a scenic background but can’t provide with a photo, I will be more than happy to find one suitable for you.
I have been painting pets for decades and I have my own unique style of creating commissioned art. Oils are definitely my preferred medium for portraying any animal or subject for that matter. An artist can achieve just about anything with this wonderful medium, creating a unique style, incredible likeness, eye expression, soft fur, color harmony, great light, well the list just goes on and on. My paintings are created with great movement and expression, all from visible large strokes to tiniest details.
The oil paintings are both painterly and realistic, showing a strong sense of brushstrokes combined with details where they are needed. You will receive a work of art, not just a copy of your photograph. My aim is to bring out the subjects’s characteristics and likeness at the same time as I create a lively, vibrant and luminous painting. You will receive a pet portrait created with a truly unique style, painted in "Alla Prima" also called "Premier Coup".