Retriever Painting

golden coloured dog green shade background

You can see the devotion in this retriever painting through his expression, which is portrayed expertly in this painting. A fine art pet portrait from a Pet Portrait Artist near to you.

Labrador Retriever Pastel Portraits

This painting was referenced for a local Art Exhibition for our local surrounding area. The golden oranges and reds really stand out with pastels especially against a diffused background.

Pet Portraits of Labradors

Labrador retriever dogs are by far the most popular breed of commissions I have received, and I love them! Labradors seem to have such prominent expressions on their faces which I can capture on a painting.

You can just tell through their body language if they are happy, fed up or hungry! The latter I think they are ept at displaying all the time.

Here are some common expressions :

  • Tongue out and excited
  • Looking straight at you with big open eyes
  • Sleepy eyes
  • Ears pricked forward
  • Head cocked to one side
  • Head held high
  • Play bow and ready to pounce
  • Bouncing running

How long will it take?

I would recommend booking at least three months in advance, which is my usual lead time although this can vary.  So if you have a birthday date or it’s a festive time of year it is wise to book early to avoid any disappointment.

Once I start your portrait I will be in touch and will keep you update on progress.  Completion time varies between each breed and it’s complexity, so I allow myself at least a week for each commission.  

Custom dog paintings

If you would like a specific size for your painting we can work together to see how your painting will look. I usually work to standard sizes and find the aperture of 12″ x 10″ is a perfect area space for a portrait painting. If you would like both your pets painted together then a larger space is needed. An aperture size of 12″ x 16″ is usually best.

Professional Animal Artist established for over 15 years. Living in Devon near the beach with my partner and our Border Terrier Dog Binny.