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Portrait of Dylan


Dylan. 14x11, oil on linen panel. 2014. I finished working on this commissioned portrait of Dylan today. Like all black dog portraits this was difficult to get right: before starting I changed the curves of each primary color in the original photograph to give me a broader range of hues to use. I al...

Tips for Taking Better Photographs of Your Dog


The biggest limitations to using a customer's own photos as a reference for a painting are usually quantity and quality. Here are some suggestions for taking better photos of your favorite family members....