The golden retriever is one of the best breeds to capture in a dog painting.
The Golden Retriever is a medium sized gun dog that was bred to retrieve shot waterfowl. The name “retriever” refers to the breed’s ability to retrieve shot game undamaged due to their soft mouth.
The Golden Retriever is one of best breeds for a dog painting. Having such soft flowing beautiful golden colours in their coat, and soft gentle eyes.
My client initially wanted a double painting along with a spaniel. However, the golden retriever, is now a very old dog, and the spaniel is no longer with us. There were very few good enough images to choose from with the Spaniel. Although there was not a lot of detail in the golden retriever image, it was quite a nice pose. The lighting was completely different in the two images. One image was taken outside in a neutral light, whereas the golden retriever was taken inside. For a dog painting incorporating two images, the lighting does need to be similar.
So the best option was to have two smaller 10″ x 12″ paintings. Which can then we hung on the wall closely side by side.
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