fine art dog pet portraits by commission

Dog Portrait - Black Labrador Oil Pet Portraits

Welcome to the beautiful black Labrador oil pet portraits by professional artist Nicholas Beall. The oil painting you see below was traditionally hand painted by Nicholas, whilst standing at his easel using oil paintings on Italian lien Canvas. Nicholas paints portraits of dogs full time for a living and absolutely loves his job. He thoroughly enjoyed painting the portrait of Sammy the Black Labrador below and you can find out more about the dog portrait commission by scrolling and reading about it further down this page. We hope you enjoy your visit. Please feel free to share this page on social media by using the buttons below.

Black Labrador Pet Portraits


Dog Portraits - Black Labrador Portraits in Progress

Steve Foutty enjoyed viewing the progress of his portrait of Sammy by visiting our 'Art Studio Blog' and seeing the new stages posted every day. We often post them daily or we email our clients each stage and then add all of the photos of the portrait together on the blog in one batch for everyone to see. Either way, clients and readers get to see every stage of the portraits progress from start to finish. Clients can comment at any time, in fact we encourage interaction!

Black Labrador Pet Portraits
 Labrador Pet Portraits
Black Labrador Portraits
Black Labrador Pet Portraits
Black Labrador Pet Portraits
Black Labrador Pet Portraits in Progress


Dog Portraits Reference Photos

Our portraits are painted form one main photo of the dog, however we do like to see more photos to get to know your dogs personality and character well. The more photos the better! Our in-box is huge so please feel free to bombard us with wonderful photos and tell us all about your dog.

pet portrait reference photo
pet portrait reference photo
pet portrait reference photo


About the Commission of 'Sammy' the black Labrador

Steve Foutty, USA, contacted us in January 2013 about our black Labrador pet portraits. Steve wanted to commission an oil painting of his stunning black Labrador Sammy. He enclosed two photos which he felt might be suitable for a portrait and chatted in his emails how Steve and his family would like Sammy to be portrayed - outside by their boat with his favourite retrieve article. You can see both photos in the photo reference section at the bottom of this page. Nicholas painted Sammy on a 16 x 16 size canvas and really enjoyed working on the painting. You can see a few work in progress shots, a final scan along with a detail of the painting. Steve asked if our framer would frame the portrait of Sammy and I have enclosed some lovely photos before we packed the portrait here in our studio.


Hi Melanie and Nicholas,
The portrait looks great! It looks perfect! Cant wait to receive it.


The Black Labrador Portrait Framed

The photos below show the portrait of Sammy framed and ready to send to our client. We work with a number of different framers who specialise in different areas of framing so we can cater for all of our clients needs. if you are interested in having your dog portrait framed, please don’t hesitate to email us or visit our framing section to see some of our previously framed dog portraits.

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Black Labrador Dog Portraits

If you would like Nicholas to paint your Black Labrador portraits we would be delighted to work with you. Why not email us your photos via our dog portraits contact page and tell us all about them.


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