Dogs & Other Animals

Francesca can be commissioned to paint or draw group, full body and head portraits of dogs and other animals. She works either with oil on canvas or fine pencil drawings on paper. 

Each painting in oils takes about 20-30 layers of paint, and takes several weeks to complete. The use of thin layers in the shadows, and thick in the light, as well as scumbles and glazes creates a portrait that has an impressive depth of field. The benefit of painting in oil is that unlike watercolour and pastel, it will not fade in sunlight.






You can commission a painting of a favourite animal, in pencil, mixed media or oils. Francesca really enjoys working with clients to create bespoke pieces.