Painting passed loved ones - Artist Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of Old 12-05-2018, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 7
Painting passed loved ones

So far, of all the commissions I have done for people, only 2 have said the subject doesn't look like them. One was of a person and now someone's dog that has passed away. I'm thinking people's memory changes of the one they loved in their mind's eye but they can't send me a photo of what they see in their memory. I am told that we should keep to our style of painting and not try to completely duplicate a photograph as the painting isn't as dynamic if you trace it. Has anyone else else had this problem? I'm think if I hear that the subject is no longer living that I will simply say I can't do it. For those whose loved ones are alive they say I bring life to their paintings, but sadly if there is no life I can't seem to nail it down. I have refused fed her money and I have permission to use it so I am posting it here. The worst part about all this is the client is deeply disappointed and I feel bad that I didn't not only get the usual response people give me to my work but that I let them down. I would love your input. Any suggestions?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	8876A83C-1F47-4BCB-BE98-6626992CECA6.jpeg
Views:	47
Size:	82.1 KB
ID:	56403  

Click image for larger version

Name:	E362E33C-0B0A-4838-BFF4-200F4131051D.jpeg
Views:	55
Size:	1.64 MB
ID:	56405  

Ali6202 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of Old 12-06-2018, 07:56 AM
Super Moderator
dickhutchings's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: RI
Posts: 1,496
Maybe this will help. I overlayed the images and you can see the nose is in the wrong place and the darks around the eyes aren't right either.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DogCompare.jpeg
Views:	38
Size:	91.7 KB
ID:	56407  

Wowza! I love it, but then, I'm a sucker for a snow scene.
dickhutchings is offline  
post #3 of Old 12-06-2018, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 7
What a great idea! Thanks!
Ali6202 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Artist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome