Custom horse portraits bring your special horse’s essence to life. Many layers of paint and collage create the vibrant and colorful Dappled Pony style. Finished paintings are a unique mix of realistic details and combined with a whimsical touch. Commemorate the memory of a horse that has passed, or celebrate a favorite horse in your life with one of these custom, colorful paintings.
Painting Process for Custom Horse Portraits
First, the painting process begins with an email conversation so I can get the information I need to create your painting. I will ask you for a variety of photos of your horse. High quality photos, with good lighting and focus, work best. Choose photos with nice a expression on your horse’s face, good lighting, and clear focus. Also, include any that show your horse’s personality. Think about favorite symbols, song lyrics, words, affirmations or mantras you would like included.
Next, this information is combined with the images of your horse to begin of a magical process! I use it to create a many layered painting that is 100% unique to your horse and the relationship between the two of you. Finished portraits are standard sizes, so they are ready to be matted and framed in a style that suits your home.
Paintings include a variety of media such as, acrylic paint, gesso, collage, and various water colors. Water media creates my bright, vibrant colors. Because of this, it is best to frame your painting under UV glass and hang it someplace that is away from direct sunlight to protect it from fading. Or, you can order an archival giclee to frame and display, and preserve the original in an archival photo album.
Custom Horse Portraits Examples
Sizes of Custom Horse Portraits
Prices reflect one horse in the image. Options currently available include a profile view, or straight-on view. If you want more horses in the same image, please contact me for a quote by clicking on “Get Started” below.