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Pet Portraits - Part 2

Pet Portraits - Part 2

I previously shared how I develop a pet portrait. In this post I would like to share more complex commissions.  The most frequent request is for a multiple figure portrait where the client has several pets they would like to incorporate into one scene. When multiple pets need to be incorporated it created challenges like accurately representing the size of each pet in proportion to each other. You can see in the sketches below that at first the chihuahua was too large in comparison to the two tiny Pekingese. The proportions of the dogs had to be tweaked a couple times....

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The Olivia Beaumont Collection by Pigeon and Pip

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The Olivia Beaumont Collection by Pigeon and Pip

Presenting the Olivia Beaumont Collection by Pigeon and Pip: A furniture line inspired by the artwork of Olivia Beaumont.  This post is a treat for me because I get to talk about another creative person I really admire. She also happens to be named Olivia. Pigeon and Pip is a small business started by Olivia Lacy who specializes in one of a kind vintage furniture that has been reimagined with an artful and whimsical approach. The photography is also by Olivia Lacy. She takes a fun approach to styling and personalizing a space with an unexpected pop of whimsy. Follow @Pigeon_and_Pip on...

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Pet Portraits - Part 1

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Pet Portraits - Part 1

   One of my most frequently asked questions is "Do you accept requests for pet portraits?" Yes, I do. However, I take a limited number each year. I open the season in the spring for new requests. By fall and winter I normally don't accept any more until I have completed the commissions I have already accepted for that year. I am going to outline the process in four steps. 1. Costumes and Thumbnails When a new commission is contracted one of the first exchanges is photos of the pet and photo ideas for costumes. Sometimes the client has a...

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Oil Painting Demo - Videos

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Oil Painting Demo - Videos

Olivia Beaumont Oil painting glazing Demo 3 from Olivia Beaumont on Vimeo. Olivia Beaumont Oil Painting Glazing Demo 2 from Olivia Beaumont on Vimeo.

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Painting Demo Videos

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Painting Demo Videos

Demonstration of oil glazing a dry Grisaille painting. "Under the Hazel Tree" copyright Olivia Beaumont 2017  Demonstration of detail work, oil paint on panel.    

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