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Dog Portraits - Beagle Oil Pet Portrait

Welcome to dog portraits - Beagle oil pet portrait of Christopher. This stunning oil painting was traditionally hand painted by dog portrait artist Nicholas Beall, using Windsor & Newton oils, on professionally stretched gallery wrapped Italian Linen canvas.  Nicholas thoroughly enjoys portraying Beagles and had painted a number over his 20 year career, however Christopher is one of his personal favourites. Creating pet portraits of Beagles in oils on canvas works beautifully for their soft fur and big soulful eyes. View the final scan of Christopher the Beagle below and scroll further to find out more about the commission, view the oil painting in progress and the Beagle portrait framed. Please feel free to share our dog portraits page using our share buttons too!

Dog Portraits - Beagle Pet Portraits


Dog Portraits - Beagle Portrait Progress

Our client, Dwayne and Jo Floyed watched the progress of their Beagle Christopher on our Art Studio Blog. Christopher’s dog portrait was no exception and you can see six stages of the oil painting below. Some show Nicholas painting which helps to give scale and placement to the pet portrait. This painting in particular used a very limited pallet of colours which really helped to add realism and create a very natural oil painting. It allowed the viewer to really focus on Christopher the Beagles eyes! We hope you enjoy viewing the stages, scroll down to see the reference photos Nicholas used for the oil painting.

Pet portraits work in progress
Pet portraits work in progress
Pet portraits work in progress
Pet portraits work in progress
Pet portraits work in progress
Pet portraits work in progress


Dog Portraits Reference Photos

Nicholas painted from one main photo for the pose of Christopher, and used a few others for detail and colouring. Our clients emailed us a number of wonderful pet photos of their Beagle, and you can see three photos of Christopher below.

Pet portraits reference photos
Pet portraits reference photos
Pet portraits reference photos


About the Commission of Christopher The Beagle

Dwayne Floyd and his wife Jo (USA) emailed us in 2014 to ask about our dog portraits of beagles. Dwayne and Jo had recently lost their very much loved and missed family Beagle Christopher, who was with them for 16 years. They emailed us a range of photos and asked if we could paint him sitting outside in the garden. However after arranging the portrait, Dwayne and Jo viewed some of the portraits that were being painted over the weeks on our Art Studio Blog. From viewing these they decided the background should be a studio style background. The pet painting is an oil portrait, painted on stretched linen canvas at 18 x 14 inches and you can see a photo of Nicholas signing the Beagle portrait below.

Dog Portraits - Beagle Pet Portraits


The Beagle Portrait Framed

The photos below show Christopher the Beagle all framed and ready to send to our clients in the USA. We have access to many wonderful frames and framers here in the UK and always have something suitable for our clients to choose. We pride ourselves on being able to offer the highest quality framing service possible. After all, we have spent so many hours on our pet portraits, we want them accompanied with the best quality frame possible. You can take a look at more of our bespoke frames on our dog portraits framing page

Beagle Oil Pet Portraits Framed Beagle Oil Pet Portraits Plaque


Happy Client Testimonials

We received two wonderful photos of Christopher from Dwayne and Jo. It was so lovely of them to send us photos of Christopher’s oil painting displayed in their home.

Hello Melanie and Nicholas,
It is perfect! When we looked at the scan we do not see a painting of Christopher we see Christopher. Please tell Nicholas thank you and his ability to capture the personality and character from a photograph that I know was not of the best quality is simply astonishing. All I can say is it is perfect and thank you. Thank you very much


Hello Melanie & Nicholas,
The painting arrived today and we are speechless. We knew it would be of high quality but to see the painting of our Christopher in person was amazing and very emotional. My wife actually cried upon seeing it. We absolutely love everything about it. Everything about this experience has been perfect and the packaging of the painting was very professional, We thank you both very much and We will send pictures very soon. Thank You
Dwayne & Jo Floyd


Happy Client Photos!

Happy client testimonial painting in situ Happy client testimonial painting in situ


Beagle Dog Portraits

If you would like Nicholas to create a dog portrait of your Beagle, we would be delighted to work with you. All we need are a few good quality photographs of your Beagle to paint from. You are more than welcome to email them to us and we will be back in touch with some ideas for a portrait within 24hrs. Hop on over to our dog portraits contact page and drop us a line.


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