Star the Chow Chow
I was given some beautiful photographs of Star and as they were large files, it allowed the Commissionee to upgrade her portrait from a 12" x 16" to a 16" x 20" size due to the quality of the details in these photos. A tonal background was chosen to avoid overpowering Star. The fine detail offered high impact in the final painting.
MEDIUM: Acrylics on board
The Completed Portrait
Thank you Karen for the beautiful painting of Star, it is stunning x
Follow progress of Star's portrait
The rest of the face is then defined before working on the rest of the body. The refining process is then begun which sees the really fine hair being built up over the top of the earlier defined areas and before placing the outer edges, I will build up and finalise the background and foreground detail. The final stage is the tweaking where everything is balanced out and finishing with the whiskers before applying a coat of UV satin varnish to protect.
Star meets Star!
I always love to see photos of Pets and their Portraits and I was sent a few photos of Star beside his portrait on the day the painting had been gifted for Christmas. It's never easy getting your pet to sit or stand next to the portrait and so I really appreciate these photos. Hasn't he got a lovely smile!