With any original piece of art, it is highly recommended to use a professional framer and it is too easy to damage the artwork. If you decide to tackle framing yourself, here are some tips that may be useful…
Extra Small – 8″ x 6″ / 15 x 10 cm As a general guide a 8″ x 6″ size is suitable for a single pet’s head and shoulder portrait:
I always find it amazing to watch my dogs turn from floppy snoring sofa cushions into crazy energetic explorers at the slightest mention of a walk, and I really want to capture that with each painting in this series. To watch them interact with the environment and turn the world into their playground never ceases to fascinate me!
It can be difficult to decide whether or not to include a background when commissioning a painting or drawing. Here are five different background options.
Black animals are notoriously difficult to photograph, so I was really glad to get such great reference photographs of these two black Labradors.
Bix’s portrait was commissioned by as a birthday gift, so I’ve had to be very secretive about sharing any updates in case I spoiled the surprise. He is a gorgeous Viszla, and although the client sent a number of photographs this was her favourite and mine too, as it really shows his gentle nature andContinue reading “Bix the Hungarian Vizsla”
Commissioning a portrait of more than one subject does not require a reference photograph of all subjects together. You may be lucky enough to have a perfect photo to use as a reference, but especially with pets and children, this is often completely impossible!
It has been so busy with Christmas commissions and charity portraits that I’ve noticed I have been finishing one portrait every weekday. I’ve set up a blog to document the paintings I’ve been finishing each day entitled, imaginatively ‘A Painting A Day.
A professional framer can make a piece of art look beautiful, impressive and complete. For original art, it is highly recommended to go to a professional framer as different mediums require different methods of framing and it is all too easy to destroy artwork when framing without the right tools or knowledge. Other artwork howeverContinue reading “Five thrifty ways to frame and display artwork”