The oil painting, hand painted by Nicholas Beall, was created as a surprise gift and we were thrilled to be able to accept the commission and make the recipients day really special. One of our very first commissions back in the late 1990's was a chocolate Labrador and they are still close to our heart 20 years later. One of our favourite breeds to portray, the chocolate Labrador Flag was no exception. Nicholas specialises in painting in oils on Italian Linen Canvas and loves the contemporary feel of the square portraits such as this one. Please feel free to share our page on social media via the buttons below!
Each clients can see our paintings come to life and its something they they really look forward to. The stages are either emailed direct or added to our blog for everyone to see. The portrait stages of Flag can be see below and we hope you enjoy viewing them.
Nicholas works from one main photo for the pose of the painting however does really enjoy viewing any other photos you are happy to share with him. He loves to get a rounded view of your dog to see them in different lighting, situations, sitting, playing etc. It helps him really understand your dogs character and personality. The photos below are just a few we received of the gorgeous Chocolate Labrador called Flag.
Matt and Maria Beken from Canada enquired about Nicholas' Chocolate Labrador pet portraits in 2011. They had a lovely Chocolate Labrador called Flag. Mats first email to us included the text below which we were thrilled to read.
"First off, let me say that I’ve checked out hundreds of “artists” offering these kinds of portrait services online and you guys seem to be absolutely in a class of your own"
Matt and his family initially wanted a 10 x 8 painting as they had a particular space in their home they wanted to display it, however the composition of the photo show that it would look better at a squarer size at 10 x 10 inches, which they were more than happy to do. They also had our framer Jane frame the painting in the curved gold line with inner line slip and the colours just work superbly. We received some fantastic emails form Matt and his wife Maria which you can read below.
Maria Leal Beken commented on Facebook.
Maria wrote: "Can't wait to see the final portrait of our sweet, sweet Flag. :-) Looks great so far!!!"
Maria wrote: "Thank you so, so much! I cannot wait to see this hanging on our wall! I was worried that you would not be able to capture Flag's old soul and I was wrong! You captured every wonderful thing about him. Thank you so much. :-) We are so pleased!"
We love framing our clients photos and we work with very professional framers who provide us with the more beautiful and exquisite frames for our clients. The chocolate Labrador was framed by a local framer and you can see some of the photos we took once the portrait was complete below.
We hope you have enjoyed viewing our page about Flag the Chocolate Labrador and reading all about his dog portrait. If you know someone with a labdrador who you think might love a painting of them, drop us a line today!
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