Brisbane Pet Portrait Artist Painter - Dogs, Cats

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Brisbane Pet Portrait Artist Pet Paintings dogs, Dog, Cat, Horse and Animal Portraits, Art Paintings Brisbane

Pet Portrait taking the photo

Photography Portrait Tips - Pet Portraits Cats, Dogs,Birds, Rabbits, Horses etc

If you have decided to get a portrait done of your pet, then really think about the pose that best typifies how you will always want to remember them by. Next put aside some time for the photographying of your pet. Have your camera ready, be patient and take your time for that best shot. You can get someone to help you engage your pet into a game or maybe just photograph them in some of their unusual sleeping poses be it Cats or Dogs.

Have a Treat or Toy, Camera, Friend ready
This is helpful to get the attention of your pet. So if you are taking the photo have a friend nearby to assist in positioning the pet. Wave the treat under the nose of your pet and lift it up to the camera.

Location for the Portrait - Garden,home,or on holiday!
Make sure there's contrast - a dark background for a light-coloured animal for example helps me to see your pet more clearly. This photo of a dog portrait was taken again a garden that the owner loved. The stricking play of light made it an interesting portrait.

Pet portrait photo tipsUse natural lighting when possible. Go outside if you can. If taking photos inside, get close to a natural source of light and please do not use a flash so close to drain the colours out of their coat. A flash is necessary for dark coated dogs so you get a sheen on their coat. You could take one photo with the flash for the coat effects and one photo without the flash and using natural light on the face for the correct colour of the eyes etc. Avoid red eye at all costs!

A Reward
Don't forget to have a reward for your pet for letting you take the photo. Your reward will be when you get that portrait exactly as you want

NB. I often make a portrait from several photos of the subject so don't worry how many photos you take to get what you want. I like the photo to be about 5 pixels, clear and in focus and all the pet parts together.

Portrait Artist Cynthia Hargraves

Commissioning Dog portrait paintings,cat portrait paintings or horse portraits are available in oils, pastels or charcoal. Portraits are usually portrayed in a realistic representational style but can be tailored to meet the requirements of the client. Whether your desired portrait is of a dog painting,cat painting,equine portrait,bird portrait or any other animal portrait painting, it will make a wonderful keepsake or a unique collectible art investment painting.

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Commission a Horse Portrait Painting

Cat Pet Portrait Animal Painter Artist BrisbaneCommissioned horse portraits in pastel or oil paints are available from photos taken by client or artist. Horse portraits otherwise known as equine art have a highly rewarding beauty of their own and are treasured by many whether the horse subject is a thoroughbred race horse,other breeds such as arabian horses,or a much loved pet horse you will be satisfied that you made a great collectible art investment when you buy a pet portrait online. or

Custom Portraits

The Artist....

Cynthia Hargraves is a successful award winning, published, Master Pastellist and full time Australian Portrait Artist. Cynthia's works are held in many private collections both nationally and internationally.


Pet Portrait Painter Brisbane

Commissioned portraits extend from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Queensland to Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Tasmania, Adelaide and Perth, other rural areas of Australia as well as Worldwide. For more on Cynthia Hargraves Qualifications, Experience, Art exhibitions and Gallery information .

Custom Portraits

Pet Portrait Artist Animal PainterThis Dog Portrait was taken from a champion prize winning dog photo. It depicts the true nature of this dog. Portraits should depict the nature of the animal whether a horse thorough bred, racehorse, family pet, dogs, cats, birds, fish, snakes or any other animal regardless of their breed. They all have a character of their own. It is with great joy that the Portrait artist toils over their painting to bring this work of art to life. No painting is complete until full satisfaction from the client has been approved of. All work is guaranteed to be of the highest quality materials. Viewing of the painting at stages is sent to the client once a commission has started and it is for the client to be fully satisfied before the commission is completed and full funds are paid by direct deposit. Paintings are sent then by registered mail. For more details on commissioning a pet portrait see below on at the above contact link.

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Portrait Artist Cynthia Hargraves

Contact Portrait Artist for Art Portrait Paintings - Baby Portrait Paintings

Personal wedding portraits commissions hold great meaning and are very memorable and sentimental. Although many of my portraits commissions are held in private collections many more have recieved awards for their appeal. Selecting the right setting for the portrait in the best light and capturing the greatest expression that typifies the subject is often impossible to do in photos.

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Often the portrait subject/subjects must sit for the artist to let the artist understand their nature and do many colour studies and sketches for the painting to be at its best. Then photos can then be used as a back stop for the collection of ideas and positions. All paintings are done in the highest professional quality materials and whether choosing oils,pastels or charcoal for the commission no painting will be sold unless the client is fully satisfied with the workmanship. So whether you are commissioning a picture for a wedding gift,corporate art,birthday, unique baby shower, family group,pet portrait or simply using it as a collectible or interior decorating idea to decorate your home you will have a portait to keep worthy of any gallery.

View Photos to Paintingsto see how your photos will appear as a painting and how the background can really make a big impact.

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