I met Andrea Scott, an equine physiotherapist (www.equinerehabserv.com) and her handsome Clyde/Thbd X, name Beckon for a commission photoshoot last June.
I began with a graphite study to help Andrea decide on an appropriate layout for a traditional coloured pencil portrait. From this, all was a go to move onto the final artwork.
It finished with a lovely glow, soft details and kind expression. 11×14 on masonite panel and not required to be framed behind glass.
Done? not quite yet.. 🙂 We started a second commission of Beckon. This one very different! A bright, playful and looser oil portrait commission. I did two small oil studies, first this *pretty* one:
and then this ‘quirky’ one:
Guess which one we did? …study #2. As Andrea put it so wonderfully;
‘You captured the exact way he looks when he walks up to me each day. Sweet and curious!! I just love it!!”
Away to work I went, on a bigger and better version of “Beckon Oil Study #2!” I’ve been working on so many detailed glazed paintings, it was refreshing to use big brushes, big colour and let go with the medium. The final is 12×16 oil on canvas..I love this painting and I’m pretty confident I ‘got’ Beckon.. as one friend put it; ‘At Work & At Play’
Hope you Love it TOO!!
* Quick note to say, today I also added a static page for the Dutch Auction listings. This can be found in the right hand column under ‘Pages’ *