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We’re ready to open today

Our exhibition is here – and ready to open!

Carvoeiro Sol hotel art and photography exhibition Dave and Alyson Sheldrake

The paintings are all up on their display easels:

Carvoeiro Sol hotel art and photography exhibition Dave and Alyson Sheldrake

And waiting to be viewed!

Carvoeiro Sol hotel art and photography exhibition Dave and Alyson Sheldrake

The flowers are in full bloom!

Carvoeiro Sol hotel art and photography exhibition Dave and Alyson Sheldrake

And trying to catch the sunshine!

Carvoeiro Sol hotel art and photography exhibition Dave and Alyson Sheldrake

We think it flows quite well!

Carvoeiro Sol hotel art and photography exhibition Dave and Alyson Sheldrake

Dave has a whole new range of products for you to enjoy – and lots of prints of his photographs – mounted and ready to frame for only 25 Euros

Carvoeiro Sol hotel art and photography exhibition Dave and Alyson Sheldrake

And there are lots more paintings to enjoy round the corner too!

Carvoeiro Sol hotel art and photography exhibition Dave and Alyson Sheldrake

There is a whole table of fridge magnets, key-rings and Limited Edition Prints for you – prices start at only 1.50 Euros

Carvoeiro Sol hotel art and photography exhibition Dave and Alyson Sheldrake

There’s even a free prize draw – you could win the lovely framed print on display here:

Carvoeiro Sol hotel art and photography exhibition Dave and Alyson Sheldrake

And not forgetting the Visitor’s Book – just waiting for your comments and thoughts – and don’t forget to enjoy the sweets too! (otherwise we will end up eating them all!)

The wonderful Taste restaurant in Carvoeiro are also supporting us this week with a special menu for our visitors for the duration of the exhibition – pop in to the exhibition to find out more

Taste restaurant logo

Our friends have even made us a wonderful sign which will be outside the Hotel Carvoeiro Sol to help you find us:

Carvoeiro Sol hotel art and photography exhibition Dave and Alyson Sheldrake

We are pretty easy to find though – the hotel is almost on the beach in Carvoeiro:

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The only thing missing … is you! If you are able to pop in and say hello – that would be lovely!

You can read more about us via all of these amazing Press articles and features we have been lucky enough to receive:

Press Articles

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter – with lots of sunshine wherever you are.

Carvoeiro Sol hotel exhibition April 2014 Dave Sheldrake, Alyson Sheldrake

With special thanks to Vicki, Julio and all the staff at the Hotel Carvoeiro Sol for allowing us to set up our ‘Pop-up Gallery’ in the hotel.

 

‘Light and Shade’ exhibition 18-23 April 2014

We are very excited! It’s almost time to open our latest exhibition!

Carvoeiro Sol hotel exhibition April 2014 Dave Sheldrake, Alyson Sheldrake

We have been amazed at how many websites and publications have supported us and promoted this exhibition – you can click the link here to read them all:

Press Articles

We are also delighted to be partnering with the fabulous Taste restaurant in Carvoeiro who are offering a special evening menu for our visitors to the exhibition – so come along and find out more!

taste-logo-web

We do hope that you will be able to come and see us if you are in the Algarve – or wish us luck from a distance!

Sage

Pet Portrait Commission

Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait
© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

Portrait:  ‘Sage’
Size & Medium: 
30 x 30 cm Acrylic on board
Commissioned from:  
Canada

This portrait was commissioned by Anne as a pet portrait and surprise present for her daughter to go with her other commission ‘Walk in the Park’. Sage is a rescue dog who had to have an operation on her eyes, and has a very distinctive look.

I have added a photograph of the final painting, together with the original reference photograph and work in progress shots. I have also shared with you the client’s feedback. The painting was supplied finished with a concealed frame, ready to hang. I hope you enjoy this page of information and if you would like to commission me to paint your pet don’t hesitate to contact me

The Pet Portrait in Progress

I often take photos as I am progressing with a painting, these are mainly for my own benefit – I do not tend to show a client a work in progress as I prefer to wait until I have completed the piece and ensured all of the colours and tones are correct and balanced.

Here are some shots of ‘Sage’ in progress:

You can just see my pencil drawing and the lovely detailed background she was lying on:

Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

Here are her lovely velvet ears in place:

Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

And then her distinctive eye:

Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

Here’s a close-up of her eye, although she looked asleep at first glance, she did actually have her eye slightly open, which gave me more detail to work with, and brought her to life:

Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

I will always send the final version as a jpeg image via e-mail to the client for approval to ensure that they are happy with the painting and colouring before I finish. I do not charge any commission fee up-front, preferring to ensure that a client is 100% happy with the painting before they pay for it.

The Pet Portrait – Image

Being married to a photographer has its advantages! All of my paintings are photographed using a professional Digital SLR Camera, in natural light, and the colour and tones are ensured to be a perfect match with the original painting using Photoshop. The image is then stored as a full sized tiff image and a smaller jpeg version only is displayed on my website. This ensures that should a client require a print from the original painting, we are able to fulfil this requirement for them.

The Pet Portrait – The Finished Painting

Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

 

Client’s Pet Portrait Reference Photographs
I ask clients to e-mail me a range of photographs for me to work from, and I tend to use one main photograph for the pose and use others for reference, detail and colouring. I am also sometimes asked to add a different background to the piece which can easily be achieved via Photoshop. The photographs depicted below may vary in colour to the finished painting – this can be due to the scanning or the original quality of the photographs – or simply that only one particular photograph was used to ensure the colouring of the pet. If a photograph sent is not detailed enough or of a high enough quality, then I will let the client know – and I always chat through the final pose, background and colouring before I begin, so that I am satisfied that I know what the client requires.

Anne sent me lots of photos but we both agreed that this one was the perfect shot as it showed off Sage’s personality and had such a bright and distinctive background which I really enjoyed painting.

Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

Client’s Reference Photo
http://www.a3art.co.uk

And then it just required cropping to the square format and size that we had agreed. This was quite a small painting for me, at only 30cm x 30cm – although there is often even more detail and small brush work required in a smaller painting.

 

Client’s Feedback and Comments
I am always delighted to receive feedback from the client – and often if the painting is a gift, from the final recipient too! Often messages are left for me on Facebook or via e-mail, and are reproduced here, and on my website, with the client’s permission. Sometimes clients also send me a photograph of the painting hung on a wall in their home, which is lovely for me to be able to see where the painting has been placed.

E-mail message from Anne on seeing the painting’s jpeg images and being asked for her approval:

I had no doubt this would be super as well. Are you naming this picture too, I could think of lots but “Sage” would be perfect. She is our rescue challenge and although we have had her for 8 years she is still more bad than good but those good times are the reasons we love her”

I also received this e-mail message after Anne had collected this painting – and also ‘Walk in the Park’ – from my studio:

” Alyson
I am in absolute awe at how beautiful these pictures are.  I have them propped up on the dining room table and it makes me feel my furry family are right here. I never imagined I would feel so emotional seeing them for the first time. Thank you so much.”

With thanks to Anne – for allowing me to paint ‘Sage’

To find out more about my paintings, including pricing, please click the link here to view my work on my website:

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portraits charity SOS Algarve Animals

And please feel free to share this link with anyone else that you think might be interested!

Barney

Pet Portrait Commission

Art Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait
© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

Portrait:  ‘Barney’
Size & Medium: 
44 x 49 cm Acrylic on board
Commissioned from:  
Portugal / UK

This portrait was commissioned by Sandra as a partner for her previous pet portrait commission ‘Jake’. Barney had recently passed away, and I was determined to capture both the spirit and expression of a much loved family member.

I have added a photograph of the final painting, together with the original reference photograph and work in progress shots and also the client’s feedback. The painting was supplied finished with a concealed frame, ready to hang. I hope you enjoy this page of information and if you would like to commission me to paint your pet don’t hesitate to contact me

The Pet Portrait in Progress

I often take photos as I am progressing with a painting, these are mainly for my own benefit – I do not tend to show a client a work in progress as I prefer to wait until I have completed the piece and ensured all of the colours and tones are correct and balanced.

Here are some shots of ‘Barney’ in progress:

Art Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

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Art Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

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Art Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

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Art Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

I will always send the final version as a jpeg image via e-mail to the client for approval to ensure that they are happy with the painting and colouring before I finish. I do not charge any commission fee up-front, preferring to ensure that a client is 100% happy with the painting before they pay for it.

The Pet Portrait – Image

Being married to a photographer has its advantages! All of my paintings are photographed using a professional Digital SLR Camera, in natural light, and the colour and tones are ensured to be a perfect match with the original painting using Photoshop. The image is then stored as a full sized tiff image and a smaller jpeg version only is displayed on my website. This ensures that should a client require a print from the original painting, we are able to fulfil this requirement for them.

The Pet Portrait – Detail

Art Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

The Pet Portrait – The Finished Painting

Art Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

 

Client’s Pet Portrait Reference Photographs
I ask clients to e-mail me a range of photographs for me to work from, and I tend to use one main photograph for the pose and use others for reference, detail and colouring. I am also sometimes asked to add a different background to the piece which can easily be achieved via Photoshop. The photographs depicted below may vary in colour to the finished painting – this can be due to the scanning or the original quality of the photographs – or simply that only one particular photograph was used to ensure the colouring of the pet. If a photograph sent is not detailed enough or of a high enough quality, then I will let the client know – and I always chat through the final pose, background and colouring before I begin, so that I am satisfied that I know what the client requires.

Sandra sent me a gorgeous photo of Barney, which had been slightly damaged in an old glass photo frame, but was easy to work with:

Art Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

Client’s Reference Photo
http://www.a3art.co.uk

I cropped it down to the right size and set to work

Art Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

Client’s Reference Photo
http://www.a3art.co.uk

And as a surprise for the client, managed to restore her original photograph for her too – the wonders of Photoshop!

Art Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

Client’s Reference Photo
http://www.a3art.co.uk

Client’s Feedback and Comments
I am always delighted to receive feedback from the client – and often if the painting is a gift, from the final recipient too! Often messages are left for me on Facebook or via e-mail, and are reproduced here, and on my website, with the client’s permission. Sometimes clients also send me a photograph of the painting hung on a wall in their home, which is lovely for me to be able to see where the painting has been placed.

Facebook message from Sandra on seeing the painting’s jpeg images:

“OMG this is so fantastic! I am more than happy with it……I am ecstatic!!!! Words cannot express my thanks to you for capturing Barney so beautifully xxx”

With thanks to Sandra – for allowing me to paint ‘Barney’

To find out more about my paintings, including pricing, please click the link here to view my work on my website:

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portraits charity SOS Algarve Animals

And please feel free to share this link with anyone else that you think might be interested!

5 Chickens

Pet Portrait Commission

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait
© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

Portrait:  ‘5 chickens’
Size & Medium: 
44 x 44 cm Acrylic on board
Commissioned from:  
UK

This portrait was a first for me – could I paint a friend’s chickens for her husband as a surprise birthday present?! The photos of the 5 chickens duly arrived and I was amazed at how different each one was! They quickly took on different personalities for me as I painted them, and it was a fun painting to complete.

I have added a photograph of the final painting, and close-up shots of each chicken, together with the original reference photograph. I have also shared work in progress shots too and Sue’s lovely feedback with you all too. The painting was supplied finished with a concealed frame, ready to hang. I hope you enjoy this page of information and if you would like to commission me to paint your pet don’t hesitate to contact me

The Pet Portrait in Progress

I often take photos as I am progressing with a painting, these are mainly for my own benefit – I do not tend to show a client a work in progress as I prefer to wait until I have completed the piece and ensured all of the colours and tones are correct and balanced.

Here are some shots of ‘5 chickens’ in progress:

Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

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Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

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Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

I will always send the final version as a jpeg image via e-mail to the client for approval to ensure that they are happy with the painting and colouring before I finish. I do not charge any commission fee up-front, preferring to ensure that a client is 100% happy with the painting before they pay for it.

The Pet Portrait – Image

Being married to a photographer has its advantages! All of my paintings are photographed using a professional Digital SLR Camera, in natural light, and the colour and tones are ensured to be a perfect match with the original painting using Photoshop. The image is then stored as a full sized tiff image and a smaller jpeg version only is displayed on my website. This ensures that should a client require a print from the original painting, we are able to fulfil this requirement for them.

The Pet Portrait – The Finished Painting

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

 

The Pet Portrait – The Finished Painting – close-ups of each chicken

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

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Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

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Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

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Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

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Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

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 Client’s Pet Portrait Reference Photographs

I ask clients to e-mail me a range of photographs for me to work from, and I tend to use one main photograph for the pose and use others for reference, detail and colouring. I am also sometimes asked to add a different background to the piece which can easily be achieved via Photoshop. The photographs depicted below may vary in colour to the finished painting – this can be due to the scanning or the original quality of the photographs – or simply that only one particular photograph was used to ensure the colouring of the pet. If a photograph sent is not detailed enough or of a high enough quality, then I will let the client know – and I always chat through the final pose, background and colouring before I begin, so that I am satisfied that I know what the client requires.

On this occasion Sue sent me through photos of each chicken individually, which I was then able to highlight in Photoshop and have enough detail to work from.

Here are the five chickens:

chicken1

Client’s Reference Photo
http://www.a3art.co.uk

chicken2

Client’s Reference Photo
http://www.a3art.co.uk

chicken5

Client’s Reference Photo
http://www.a3art.co.uk

chicken3

Client’s Reference Photo
http://www.a3art.co.uk

chicken4

Client’s Reference Photo
http://www.a3art.co.uk

Client’s Feedback and Comments

I am always delighted to receive feedback from the client – and if the painting is a gift, from the final recipient too! Often messages are left for me on Facebook or via e-mail, and are reproduced here, and on my website, with the client’s permission. Sometimes clients also later send me a photograph of the painting hung on a wall in their home, which is lovely for me to be able to see where the painting has been placed.

E-mail message from Sue on seeing the jpeg images of the finished painting on e-mail:

“Alyson – it’s fantastic ! I am delighted with the finished painting and I am sure Roger will be too. I will try to keep it a secret so will ask it to be delivered to a friend’s house… Do post it on your website. If I can exclude Roger from my FB page I am happy for it to go up there too. Is that possible? I shall be sure to recommend you to other “pet lovers” also. Well Done . Very Happy Sue”

Sue also sent me this message once it was safe for me to post the painting onto my website:

“Morning Alyson ~ Roger is very pleased with his present and card; if you want to put Chickens on your website and Facebook feel free to do so – the secret was kept till the end. The parcel was fine and travelled well. Keep on using your God given talents in such a way, I am sure you bring many people pleasure as well as enjoying what you are doing” Love Sue

With special thanks to Sue -and Roger – for allowing me to paint their chickens!

To find out more about my paintings, including pricing, please click the link here to view my work on my website:

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portraits charity SOS Algarve Animals

And please feel free to share this link with anyone else that you think might be interested!

Merlin

Pet Portrait Commission

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait
© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

Portrait:  ‘Merlin’
Size & Medium: 
45 x 40 cm Acrylic on board
Commissioned from:  
UK

This portrait was the second pet portrait I ever completed – it was painted for a client Alan, after I had painted Winston {you can read about Winston here … Winston Pet Portrait } Ted and Helen had commissioned Winston and then recommended me to their friends, including Alan.

I have added a photograph of the final painting, together with the original reference photograph. I have also shared some work in progress shots too and both Alan and Ted’s lovely feedback with you all too. The painting was supplied finished with a concealed frame, ready to hang. I hope you enjoy this page of information and if you would like to commission me to paint your pet don’t hesitate to contact me

The Pet Portrait in Progress

I often take photos as I am progressing with a painting, these are mainly for my own benefit – I do not tend to show a client a work in progress as I prefer to wait until I have completed the piece and ensured all of the colours and tones are correct and balanced.

Here is a couple of shot of ‘Merlin’ in progress:

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

and

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

I will always send the final version as a jpeg image via e-mail to the client for approval to ensure that they are happy with the painting and colouring before I finish. I do not charge any commission fee up-front, preferring to ensure that a client is 100% happy with the painting before they pay for it.

The Pet Portrait – Image

Being married to a photographer has its advantages! All of my paintings are photographed using a professional Digital SLR Camera, in natural light, and the colour and tones are ensured to be a perfect match with the original painting using Photoshop. The image is then stored as a full sized tiff image and a smaller jpeg version only is displayed on my website. This ensures that should a client require a print from the original painting, we are able to fulfil this requirement for them.

The Pet Portrait – The Finished Painting

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

 

Client’s Pet Portrait Reference Photographs
I ask clients to e-mail me a range of photographs for me to work from, and I tend to use one main photograph for the pose and use others for reference, detail and colouring. I am also sometimes asked to add a different background to the piece which can easily be achieved via Photoshop. The photographs depicted below may vary in colour to the finished painting – this can be due to the scanning or the original quality of the photographs – or simply that only one particular photograph was used to ensure the colouring of the pet. If a photograph sent is not detailed enough or of a high enough quality, then I will let the client know – and I always chat through the final pose, background and colouring before I begin, so that I am satisfied that I know what the client requires.

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

Client’s Reference Photo
http://www.a3art.co.uk

On this occasion the client sent me through two photographs of Merlin – as a cute puppy and as a full grown adult dog:

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

Client’s Reference Photo
http://www.a3art.co.uk

We agreed via e-mail messages that the shot of him as a puppy was just too good not to use!

Client’s Feedback and Comments
I am always delighted to receive feedback from the client – and if the painting is a gift, from the final recipient too! Often messages are left for me on Facebook or via e-mail, and are reproduced here, and on my website, with the client’s permission. Sometimes clients also later send me a photograph of the painting hung on a wall in their home, which is lovely for me to be able to see where the painting has been placed.

E-mail message from Alan on seeing the jpeg images of the painting:

“Alyson

Brilliant, really like it. All paid for. Winston really good too. Ted & Helen will be very pleased.

Thank you very much, we will be recommending your work.

Kind regards”

Alan

Further e-mail message from Ted {Alan’s friend} when the painting arrived safely at his house:

“Alan is here today.  He is thrilled with Merlin”

With special thanks to Alan for allowing me to paint ‘Merlin’

To find out more about my paintings, including pricing, please click the link here to view my work on my website:

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portraits charity SOS Algarve Animals

And please feel free to share this link with anyone else that you think might be interested!

Winston

Pet Portrait Commission

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

Art by Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait
© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

 Portrait:  ‘Winston’ 

Size & Medium:  44 x 44 cm Acrylic on board
Commissioned from:  
UK

This portrait was the very first pet portrait I ever completed – it was painted for a very dear couple Ted and Helen, who came to our first ever exhibition at the Holiday Inn hotel at Armação de Péra. Ted asked me if I painted pets, and I said I would happily try for him – which resulted in me painting his gorgeous ‘boy’ Winston for them.

I have added a photograph of the final painting, together with the original reference photograph. I have also shared a work in progress shot too and Ted’s lovely feedback with you all too. The painting was supplied finished with a concealed frame, ready to hang. I hope you enjoy this page of information and if you would like to commission me to paint your pet don’t hesitate to contact me

The Pet Portrait in Progress

I often take photos as I am progressing with a painting, these are mainly for my own benefit – I do not tend to show a client a work in progress as I prefer to wait until I have completed the piece and ensured all of the colours and tones are correct and balanced.

Here is a shot of ‘Winston’ in progress:

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

I will always send the final version as a jpeg image via e-mail to the client for approval to ensure that they are happy with the painting and colouring before I finish. I do not charge any commission fee up-front, preferring to ensure that a client is 100% happy with the painting before they pay for it.

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

In this case, I sent over the finished shot above for Ted and Helen, and they asked me to lighten him, as his fur was too dark – you can see the final version below. I am always happy to change a painting if I can, as it is really important to me that the client is totally happy with the work before I finish.

The Pet Portrait – Image

Being married to a photographer has its advantages! All of my paintings are photographed using a professional Digital SLR Camera, in natural light, and the colour and tones are ensured to be a perfect match with the original painting using Photoshop. The image is then stored as a full sized tiff image and a smaller jpeg version only is displayed on my website. This ensures that should a client require a print from the original painting, we are able to fulfil this requirement for them.

The Pet Portrait – The Finished Painting

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

© Alyson Sheldrake
http://www.a3art.co.uk

Client’s Pet Portrait Reference Photographs
I ask clients to e-mail me a range of photographs for me to work from, and I tend to use one main photograph for the pose and use others for reference, detail and colouring. I am also sometimes asked to add a different background to the piece which can easily be achieved via Photoshop. The photographs depicted below may vary in colour to the finished painting – this can be due to the scanning or the original quality of the photographs – or simply that only one particular photograph was used to ensure the colouring of the pet. If a photograph sent is not detailed enough or of a high enough quality, then I will let the client know – and I always chat through the final pose, background and colouring before I begin, so that I am satisfied that I know what the client requires.

On this occasion the client knew exactly which photograph they wanted me to work from as they said that it perfectly captured Winston lying on his favourite rug:

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portrait

Client’s Reference Photo
http://www.a3art.co.uk

I cropped and Photoshopped the photograph to a square format and set to work.

Client’s Feedback and Comments
I am always delighted to receive feedback from the client – and if the painting is a gift, from the final recipient too! Often messages are left for me on Facebook or via e-mail, and are reproduced here, and on my website, with the client’s permission. Sometimes clients also later send me a photograph of the painting hung on a wall in their home, which is lovely for me to be able to see where the painting has been placed.

E-mail message from Ted and Helen when the painting arrived safely at their home:

Winston has just arrived.  He’s wonderful – very many thanks

Ted also sent me this message:

“Just to let you know Winston is now up on the wall in the lounge, – he looks great.
Alan {another customer} and I are circulating your pet portrait details,- either there will be no customers (which I doubt), or you will be swamped! Best wishes to you both” Ted

With special thanks to Ted and Helen for allowing me to paint ‘Winston’

To find out more about my paintings, including pricing, please click the link here to view my work on my website:

Alyson Sheldrake Pet Portraits charity SOS Algarve Animals

And please feel free to share this link with anyone else that you think might be interested!