Portrait artists oftentimes have to make due with less than desirable photographs to work from when creating a painting. This can lead to frustration or artists' refusal to work with such images. I often have to work with such images and while I admit I've had my share of frustrations, it forces me to use my artistic judgement rather than solely rely on a photograph. Of course, I always take the client's feedback into consideration, as they sometimes guide me in the process, and as long as they are happy with the likeness of their pet, it was worth the effort on my part.
Here is the latest dog portrait just off my easel, and recently approved by the client. It gives me great pleasure to be able to create a lasting memory that the owner can treasure and remember their beloved pet.
18" x 24"