Today I finished the commissioned portrait of Roy and Finn.
The painting technique
I painted this portrait in oil paint using my traditional style of painting. This is a technique I learnt many years ago after studying the Master animal portrait artists of old, including George Stubbs (1724-1806 British) and Rosa Bonheur (1822 –1899, French).
The portrait measures 61cm by 91cm and is painted on 14 ounce archival canvas stretched on high quality pine stretcher bars and in addition has a stretcher wire at the back, so making the portrait ready to hang or alternatively the client may wish to frame the portrait. The framing of the portrait should be undertaken by a professional and qualified framer. After the portrait is completely dry, which usually takes one to two weeks I will deliver the portrait to the client .