Horse Portraits

by Clare

Equine Portrait of Paddington in his Bridle - by Clare Hobson

Title: "Paddington" with Bridle
Pencil Painting Portrait of Arabian Show Champion

Title: Pencil Painting Portrait of Arabian Show Champion
Commissioned Pencil Painting  'Preston' - by Clare Hobson

Title: Equine Portrait of Irish Thoroughbred 'Preston'
Pencil Painting of Race Horse 'Morning Run'

Title: Morning Run
 Beautiful Black Horse Cooling off in the Thames River near London Ontario

Title: "Cool Water"
Pencil Painting of Dutch Warmblood SeaFox - by Clare Hobson

Title: Leslie Reid's SeaFox

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Pencil Painting of Palomino Horse in a halter.

Title: Paddington - in Halter
Equine Portrait of Warmblood Cross Dylan

Title: "Dylan" Warmblood Cross
Pencil Painting 18x24 Portrait of Thoroughbred Horse 'Robbie' - by Clare Hobson

Title: Robbie

Custom Portraits

Things to consider when commissioning a original portrait of your horse.

I work from photographs. If you are have a selection of good photos then I can work from those. A three quarter or profile view will usually make the best portraits.

Colored Pencil Portrait of 'Trooper'

For best results: Your photo's should be taken at eye level of your horse to avoid distortion. Photos that look down or up at your horse are not the best to work from.

Photo's need to be of high resolution, in focus and as close up as possible.

Outdoor photos in soft light or photos taken near a window with plenty of natural light are usually best.

Good lighting in the photo will allow me to add details of shine on the coat, buckles, bit and leather.

Photos taken in the dark with a flash often produce harsh, unflattering shadows.

Pencil Drawing Portrait of Event Horse

Depending on location, I can sometimes do a photo shoot of your horse. (summer coat is usually better for detail)

Basically, the better quality photo, the better the portrait will be.

For single head portrait:
9”x12” $395
11"x17" $495
16"x20" $595
18"x24" $695

Larger sizes available by special request.

Custom Portrait of Dutch Warmblood Stallion 'Seafox'

Once I have received the images and you have chosen the size of portrait and discused details, I request a 50% deposit.

Depending on the number of commissions on my list and the size of the piece, portrait completion time is approx 2-4 weeks.

When your portrait is finished I will email or text message a photo for your approval.

If you are happy with the piece, final payment is due via PayPal, eTransfer (interac) Cheque or cash. I can deliver to your home if you are in Smithers or Telkwa BC. If you are out of town. I can arrange delivery via Canada post.

Frames and matting are not included.

Photo Shoot

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