Here are a few samples of the quality of the custom work that Equine Artist Clare Hobson had been requested to "paint". Truly, this gal is talented!
Title: "Paddington" in Bridle
Title: 'Pencil Painting Portrait of Arabian Show Champion'
Title: 'Preston' Irish Thoroughbred
Title: 'Lovely Ladies'
Title: 'SeaFox' Leslie Reid's Dutch Warmblood
Title: "Paddington" in Halter
Title: 'Dylan' Warmblood Cross
Title: 'Robbie' 17.3hh Thoroughbred
COMMISSIONING HORSE PORTRAITS
Things to consider when commissioning a original portrait of your favorite horse.
I work from photographs. If you are have a selection of good photos then I can work from those. A three quarter (3/4) or side profile view will usually make the best portraits.
For best results: Your photo's should be taken at eye level of your horse to avoid distortion. Photos that look down or up at your horse are not the best to work from.
Photo's need to be of high resolution, in focus and as close up as possible.
Outdoor photos in soft light or photos taken near a window with plenty of natural light are usually best.
Good lighting in the photo will allow me to add details of shine on the coat, buckles, bit and leather.
Photos taken in the dark with a flash often produce harsh, unflattering shadows.
Depending on location, I can sometimes do a photo shoot of your horse. (summer coat is usually better for detail)
Basically, the better quality photo, the better the portrait will be.
For single head portrait: (CND funds)
Larger sizes available by special request.
Once I have received the images and you have chosen the size of portrait and discussed details, I request a 50% deposit.
Depending on the number of commissions on my list and the size of the piece, portrait completion time is approx 2-4 weeks.
When your portrait is finished I will email or text message a photo for your approval.
If you are happy with the piece, final payment is due via PayPal, eTransfer (interac) Cheque or cash. I can deliver to your home if you are in Smithers or Telkwa BC. If you are out of town. I can arrange delivery via Canada post.
Frames and matting are not included.