"My husband loves the painting the entire family think it is wonderful and his dad even recognized exactly where the background is! I've taken it in to be framed today and then it will live in the dining room along with the portrait of my horses."
Commissioned as a special present for a 30th birthday, this pastel portrait of Jess and Jip was a very carefully composed and familiar family scene!
'Jess' and 'Jip' posing next to their portrait, hope you didn't have to hold them for too long whilst the photo was being taken!
Photographing two lively dogs together was the first challenge. It's always best if animals in the same portrait are photographed either together or at the same height and distance so each animal looks natural next to each other. Sometimes if the camera is too close to the animal the wide angle lens will distort the shape as it's purpose is to bend the image to fit everything in. From the selection of photographs the best ones were used to create a computer generated preview of the scene including the Dales backdrop and shown on a green background representing the choice of pastel paper.
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