"Rocky & Butch" were commissioned commissioned as a special 70th birthday present.
Normally, when I photograph pets for a commission, I take lots and lots of photos, zooming in on the details, so I have plenty of images to refer to once the painting is underway.
Rocky & Butch were alive in the 1970's, and subsequently the photo's I had to work with were quite challenging, some being 3" square.
Fortunately, with helpful input from my client regarding colouring and characteristics I was able to create these portraits.
I hope you like them.