Marjolein Kruijt also works in commission. She’s an accomplished (pet) portrait and wildlife artist with over 20 years of experience in commissioned artworks with clients worldwide. She has made several live dutch television appearances demonstrating her artwork, which made her artwork in great demand. On the following pages you can read about the process of a commission. In case you wish to order, please don’t hesitate to call or email.
Portraits with a soul
Capturing a character isn’t the only thing that makes a portrait a ‘good’ portrait. Marjolein finds that each portrait painting needs to recall a personal moment, a memory which evokes the connection between the client and their (deceased) pet. This goes beyond photographs. Designing a portrait is complex: a finished painting only radiates ‘life’, if everything ‘fits in’: the composition, posture of the animal, use of color, anatomy, the glance in the eyes, the light and background, just to name a view aspects. In case of pet portraits, Marjolein also works with a description of the pets’ character. Which helps her to feel the necessary connection with the animal during painting: making the final painting come to life.