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Have you ever considered having a portrait of your hunting companion?

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Dog Portraits

Postby Lily's Alpha Male » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:50 pm

Hello, I am hoping to get some feedback from you avid hunter types (like my brother). I'm wondering if those of you with beloved hunting dogs would consider having their portrait painted as a memorial and remembrance. I am gearing up for marketing my animal portraiture and your two cents would be much appreciated.

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Postby ezzy333 » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:53 pm

Much would be decided based on costs.

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Postby Vizsla Vince » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:56 pm

Would you be able to do an "action" painting, such as a dog on point on a bird on a farm?
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Postby Terry » Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:41 pm

What I was hoping to do when I every time I lose one is put their leather collar, a photo, and a couple memories (written) all in one frame for my the wall of my office at home. A potrait would fit nicely into something like that if it is done for a reasonable price and can really capture the individuality of each dog.
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Postby Don » Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:25 am

I have a really great pincil drawing of an old springer of mine, love it. Checked into a painting of my old Hannah and just couldn't afford to have it done. So, what I do is portraits on my own of my dog's with film. When they are gone I convert them to b/w, matt and frame them.
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Postby Maverick » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:23 pm

I had a painting done of my female Dixie a couple years back. The artist actually saw the photo on a messsage board and emailed me asking if she could paint it. I was flattered and said yes asking for first right of refusal of the painting when it was done.
It is now hanging in the house and it is great to have a painting of her. It will be cherrished forever.
It was done by a local Ontario artist from Timinins.

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Thanks for sharing!

Postby Lily's Alpha Male » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:37 pm

Hi Maverick,
Thanks for sharing that image. I always love to see what other artist's are doing and her work is wonderful.

Andrew Kenyon
The following portrait is how I met my wife. Her mother (now my MIL) commissioned me to paint her Brittany's and brought my future wife along with her for the unveiling. 12 years and three kids later.... The older Brittany was 17!! He died soon after the portrait was completed and it suddenly took on a whole new meaning to my mother in law. :• )

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Postby Maverick » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:46 pm

Beautiful painting. I have a now 14 year old brittany that I am hoping to have her portrait done before she passes on to the other side.
Wonderfully done sir.

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Postby Lily's Alpha Male » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:54 pm

Thank you! I am sure that you are already familiar with photographing your dogs but just in case, take a look at my 'how to phototgraph your pet' for a portrait. But as I said, this is probably redundant info for you.

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Postby Don » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:42 pm

Your very adament about no flash and outdoors. While I agree with you about the light and the perspective, I think good photo's can aslo be done indoors with a flash. This is one I did of my old dog a couple years ago. Good enought?


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Postby Lily's Alpha Male » Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:05 pm

I agree with you regarding indoor lighting. My Photo Tips are for the average person who is going to be photographing their dogs with their handy, dandy, everyday camera. The shot of your dog is beautiful. It's clear that there is strobe lighting being used because I can see the nice transition between light areas and dark. There is a nice shadow on the back and yet the front and chest are well lit. It looks like there may have been at least two strobes set up. It looks very professional and if I could paint from more photos like yours I'd be in heaven. Didn't mean to say it couldn't be done, only that the average Joe can still get a great shot of their dog using some of the tips I mentioned.

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Postby Blue Dawn Kennel » Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:45 am

I've had numerous portraits done of some of the gsps we've owned/trained/campaigned as well as some of our house pets as well. I love having it done and just wish I had more wall space or my husband would build onto so I could have a room just for pictures and portraits. Here's a few that I've had done.

2XNGDC/FC BDK'S SHAKE THE BANK~

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SHAKE THE BANK AS A PUPPY~

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5XNC/NFC/NASDC/NSDC/FC HEIDI'S MIGHTY CITY SLICKER~

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FC BDK'S MILLER LITE~

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ROBBI'S DARLIN MISS NIKKI~

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BEAR~

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These next 2 where done by different artists. One was a gift to us from the owner and the other was just a picture showing how his winning GSPCA Nat'l Gun Dog portrait turned out.

NGDC/NASDC/NSDC/FC CCK'S SIN CITY G~SPOT~

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NGDC/FC RICHARD'S HEIDI~

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Postby Stoneface » Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:48 pm

Maverick, that first painting in the Autumn Grouse Woods is really great. Would you happen to have the photo you could post?

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