Flat-coated Retriever Portrait

Flat Coated retrievers are one of my favourite breeds to portray and I have been lucky enough to complete quite a few for clients over the years. This portrait was commissioned by a returning client called Gill for two good friends.

flat coated retriever pet portrait

About the Commission of Maddie and Jacob

Reference photo

Gill Smitherman, UK contacted me via email in 2012 to ask if I would be able to draw two Flat-coated Retrievers of Maddie and Jacob at 16 x 12 size. Their actual breed names are Benvellyn opal JW and Sh ChBenvellyn Nehprite Jade of Seaheart. I was delighted as I absolutely adore the breed and was really excited to get started on the drawing.

Gill emailed me a few lovely photos of Maddie and Jacob, however the nicest photo of them was one where they were sat together looking in the same direction. After speaking to Gill we decided that it would be best to have one single portrait of them both together, rather than two individual pet portraits.

The portrait was commissioned as a surprise gift for Gills family and as i have drawn a number of Flat-coated Retrievers for clients I am fairly well known in their circle, so everything had to be kept under wraps until the portrait was presented.

Client Feedback

Hi Melanie,
It arrived today, perfectly packaged and it's just wonderful thank you.

Brian and Jane just loved it, decided to let them pick a frame, they both said it was the best pencil drawing of a flatcoat they has seen.
You can publish it now!
Thanks again, Gill

Flat Coated Retriever Portrait

If you have a lovely photos of your Flat-coated Retrievers that you feel would work well as a pencil drawing, please do email it to me. I would love to create it as a drawing for you. Contact me via my contact page.