Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dog Painting, Pet Portrait, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x10" Oil Painting, SOLD

Today's post features a commission I was asked to do.  My customer wanted a large print of the family pet to give as a gift to her daughter.  She sent me several images of her dog Bennett.

Of course, I could not do a print, without an original painting, so we decided on a 8x10" oil.


She chose what I considered the worst image.  She wanted a horizontal painting and the image was vertical.  She didn't want the background to be too strong and in the image, the right eye of the dog was in such deep shadow, it was practically invisible.  But........she felt this image captured the spirit of her pet.  We made it work!

She was thrilled with the final image and now she owns the original and her daughter has the large print.

Commissions can often be difficult.  It is hard to get in the head of your client, and translate their expectations to canvas and paint.  When it's a thing of beauty!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

 Carol Schiff


Susan Roden said...

Very nice Carol! Such expression on the dog!

Diana Marshall said...

Beautiful portrait Carol. Always hard to please a client, but you really got it right, he looks a lovely pup!

hmuxo said...

Beautifully painted... It's always wonderful when the customer loves it!!!

Laurie Mueller said...

It's WAY different doing a commission...I agree with you. But you seem to nail it every time!