Amber a chocolate labrador enjoying herself on the beach in this pet portrait.  Amber’s pet portrait made a fantastic surprise for a special birthday. In the original photograph she was wearing a collar.  The owner asked if I could remove it as sometimes this will distract the subject in a painting. 

Usually collars are quite easy to remove on a dog.  It maybe necessary to adjust the fur slightly so it is more level and not coming up over where the collar would be. If your dog is wearing a harness in the photo this maybe too tricky to leave out.  As a harness will cover quite a lot of chest, however, if there are other images which show chest fur, then I can use these. So long as they are quite similar in pose to the actual reference image.