Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ham Radio enthusiast-Hand painted study of a Dachshund.

Ham Radio enthusiast-Hand painted study of a Dachshund.


Portrait by Artist John Allsopp oil on canvas



Ham Radio enthusiast-Hand painted study of a Dachshund.  This fine character is called Casper he's a wire-haired Dachshund I painted him about twelve years ago for a relative of mine who wanted a painting for a good friends Christmas present portraits of pets and loved ones, make great bespoke gifts, please drop me a line if you are interested in having your dog cat or horse painted.

I always sow my paintings without frame I think it takes the eye away from the subject, frames are a very personal add on to a painting and I usually let people decide on what frame they would like, your local framer has many styles to offer to suit your taste and decor.

Casper was photographed by me, I use pictures as reference, it is difficult to sit and sketch dogs because in Caspers case he wanted me to play with him all the time, he is a great little dog, so photographs are the better choice than live sessions sketching mans best friend.

Photographs may be an issue if you don't have a good camera and knowledge of photography that's not a big problem ever town in every country around the world has a professional photographer nearby he or she will be delighted to photograph your pet for you, that way you will get a good clear picture of your best friend. I don't restrict myself to dogs, I would dearly love to be asked to paint a horse or a cat, please don't hesitate to contact me. I will paint any subject really because I simply like to paint.

Caspers painting is twenty-four inches by twenty-four inches an ideal size for a portrait of your dog, just imagine having your dog painted and hanging on your home's chimney breast. Paintings not only decorate a room they create interesting conversations, but many people's first reaction is also Wow where did you get that from!

Dachshunds are very doleful creatures in fact that they are often classed as doleful Dachs, they do you look rather subdued but believe me they have great characters and are very loving little dogs and make great pets.

Thank you for reading my blog post, please do not hesitate to write and ask about my work, I would love to hear from you. If you have suggestions about subjects you would like to see painted simply drop me a line. Thank you


Ham Radio enthusiast-Hand painted study of a Dachshund.



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