Triple horse portrait

I love getting horse portraits, and I am not sure I have blogged about these three.

My client sent me 6 or 7 photos to work from and I had to tailor it quite a lot to get them working together. The left hand horse had to be darkened has he was in bright sunlight and the others weren’t so it would have looked a little odd. I had to lighten the shadows and darken parts where the sun was really bright.

I had to remove a bridle and head collar too and use other photos to help me get ears and eyes right. As with any pet portrait I can make changes to the original photo to give you exactly what you want. Well within reason!

Always ask when commissioning a pet paintng as you would be surprised at what I can do. Years of painting dogs, cats and horses have given me a good understanding of parts of their anatomy so adjustments can often be made providing I have enough reference material.

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Here are the reference photos so you can see what I have done for my clients, well it is actually the mock up we agreed on, as you can see I lightened and darkened the horse on the left using other reference photos to get the colouring right, had collars and bridles were reomved and I was left to decide on the background that would compliment the painting the best.Untitled-3

 

My Client was over the moon and so was his wife. You can read his email to me here