Bringing out the eyes
P R O C E S S
Each and every original pet portrait begins with one or more photographs as inspiration. The artist and the client work
in tandem, choosing just the right pose and
expression that will later be painted.
The artist works on a series of sketches in order to obtain
the perfect composition.
Once the sketch is complete, the artist then determines
the right tone for the background, and the painting process
begins. The artist pays special attention to the animal's
eyes and emotional expression.
The next step is creating fur/hair tones and textures,
moulding the features and creating light and atmosphere.
Finally, the artist adds the finishing touches like tiny hair
strokes, gloss to the eyes and a 10-12 layers of various tonal varnishes.
The result is a remarkable likeness of the pet, but unlike a photograph, Tracey adds special care to groom away
stray hair, remove cataracts from the eyes of older
animals, rearrange paws, create a more contemporary
or more decorative background, remove objects which
might interfere with the focus of the main subject, etc.
Many clients, upon viewing Tracey's pet portraits for the
first time, are moved to tears...
Order your portrait today, or give one as a gift.
It will be cherished forever.
C R E A T I O N O F A P E T P O R T R A I T
W I L D L I F E A R T & P E T P O R T R A I T S
Sketching out the features
Original photo of 'Kenny'
Fur & background
Meet Kenny; A beloved pooch who sadly passed last year, whose family requested a close-up of his adorable face to keep his memory alive and vibrant forever. From a single photograph, here's how the painting emerged...