Choosing A Photo
It's important to choose the right photo since I will only get to know the dog(s) through images you send me.
Please read the following so we can work together for the best result...
The most successful portraits are done from photos that express how the dog(s) really are. Although one of the advantages of painting is that reality can be tweaked, I think that the most natural photos are the best and idealising reality is rarely a good move!
Some things to keep in mind:
Photos of the dog(s) looking straight at the camera / making eye-contact with the viewer create engaging portraits
Photos taken in natural daylight or bright lighting are best - photos that are too dark won't give me a chance - I can't paint what I can't see!
Similarly - I am unable to work from blurred photos
I paint what I see, so will include any collar / outfit / accessories that are in the photo