Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Horse Portrait

Annie, 7x5" acrylic
I paint small portraits for a local veterinary practice (Rocky Bay Equine) of client animals that have died.  They often give a gift certificate to their clients as a gesture of acknowledgement of the singular bond and special value of an animal and it's caretaker.  As a painter, it's satisfying to do, but I don't always have the best reference material to work with.  Even so, sometimes I like the gestural sketches that result.  This is one I like much better than the photograph.  The client is happy, so apparently it also serves its intended purpose of reminding them of their friend.  The whole process seems to be a win for everyone, even in the face of loss, thanks RBE :)

No comments: