Specializing in commissioned portraits of sporting dogs, pets, horses, and people in oil, watercolor acrylic and graphite.
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"Chris Chantland is an extraordinary realist, but his work captures much more than an image, an animal or individual. He brings the very essence, the soul of his subjects onto canvas. His work rivals the very best in portrait painting today."
- Catherine Crier
A painting of Candlewood's Ramblin' Man. I had done a painting of Jim Powers and Ram upon Ram's win at the National and joked to Jim - "What do I do if Ram wins twice in a row?" I said I could perhaps make a print of the first painting so the club would have something to present, but at the last minute, I decided to do something looser and more impressionistic, leaning on inspiration from an illustrator named David Grove. It became one of my most popular works. It was on the cover of Retriever Journal, on DU t-shirts and there are prints as well. A great dog, and great owners.
- March 7th 2014, 15:35
I officially have 500 likes! Wonder if I win a prize.
- March 6th 2014, 22:45
The newest painting - done for the Life is Labs sweepstakes. Quite happy with it. As Fred Astaire once said, "Make it as perfect as you can; then cut two minutes." Sometimes I think my looser stuff falls into that category. On to Leena and Clover.
- March 6th 2014, 20:12
Uploaded most of the portraits on Pinterest. Will end up loading all my paintings there. http://www.pinterest.com/chrischantland9/chris-chantlands-portrait-painting/
Chris Chantland's Portrait Painting on Pinterest
Custom commissioned portraits - oil, watercolor, acrylic and graphite. | See more about yellow lab puppies, oil and british columbia.
- March 6th 2014, 16:23
To celebrate the fact we are hitting a warm balmy 20 degrees, here are a few photos around the studio that I took yesterday morning when it was minus 20 degrees. "Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?" Maybe.
- March 6th 2014, 15:48
Amazing. I did an experiment to see how much electricity my electric base board heat in the studio was using. With it on, I counted in seconds the time it took that little dial to make one revolution. 4 seconds. When I turned the base board heat off, it took 17 seconds to make one revolution. All this time, it's been me causing global warming. Sorry folks for all the snow.
- March 6th 2014, 15:44
An oil from a few years ago - done for the National Am Retriever Championship.
- March 6th 2014, 14:40
An old friend of mine wrote/recorded this song.
Map To Heaven - Jimmy Ibbotson
Recorded live at the Warehouse in Colorado Springs, Colorado. From the album "Canyon".
- March 6th 2014, 14:15
Well, I totally bombed out on getting an underwriter for the two National Retriever Championships, though I gave it the old college try. Today is one of those days I seriously contemplate getting into a whole new line of work. This is the last major piece done for the Nationals.
- March 5th 2014, 16:23
A watercolor done a few years ago. A horse in Kenya I believe.
- March 4th 2014, 17:27