Welcome to our dog portrait web page all about Sonny, a beautiful Border Collie who has been portrayed in oils on canvas. Nicholas specialises in dog portraits for clients and has hand painted Sonny using traditional oils on Italian Linen Canvas. If you have a Border Collie and would like a dog portrait painted similar to Sonny, you are more than welcome to contact us at any time. Nicholas is a professional dog portrait artist and accepts a select number of commissions each year from clients. Please email us your photos so we can chat about your requirements for a portrait. We would be thrilled if you would share Sonny's dog portrait web page via social media using the buttons below.
Each client is able to see stages of their dog portrait that Nicholas is working on by visiting our Art Studio Blog. Stages are added on our blog and emailed to our clients at the end of specific stages of the oil paintings process. This enables our clients to feel part of their dog portrait development and can comment on their dog portrait at any time. We encourage feedback from our clients and are happy for them to share the stages on their social media pages for friends and family to see. The dog portrait stages below are just a few from the portrait of Sonny.
Our clients dog portrait photos below are just a few of the photos that our clients emailed so that we could get to know Sonny a little better. Nicholas usually works from one chosen photo for the dog portrait, however can use others for detail. He loves to hear anecdotes about your dog too, so we would love to hear any stories you may like to share.
We sometimes take video of our dog portraits when they are completed and framed. We hope you enjoy viewing the video of Sonny and his portrait below!
Gill Cooksley UK, contacted our studio via email in 2015 asking about Nicholas' Collie pet portraits in oils. Gill wanted to give a painting of their collie called Sonny to her husband in March 2016 for a very special birthday. Gill emailed a number of lovely photos of Sonny and Nicholas had plenty to choose from for the basis of the dog portrait.
Gill requested Sonny to be painted at 18 x 14 size keeping the background fairly muted with an out door feel, allowing Sonny to be in full focus of the oil painting. Gill and her family opted to have our local framer, frame the painting which works really well with Sonny and you can see a few photos of when the portrait was framed below. Gill was thrilled with the outcome and you can read a few emails from Gill below.
We think this looks very good, you have absolutely captured him. Gill
Hi, Just to let you know, our painting arrived on Saturday and it looks fantastic - Sonny has been captured to a T!! Rob's birthday is on the 13th and I will try and persuade him to have his picture taken alongside. Will report back!
....Today is Rob's 50th Birthday and he is absolutely delighted with the portrait of Sonny, it is like having him back again, Sonny died last September at the ripe old age of 16 1/2. The likeness is remarkable, from the warmth in his eyes to the wet nose! The quality of the painting is stunning, thank you so much.....
Here is a wonderful photo of Sonny with his owner, Rob on his 50th Birthday, when the portrait was presented on his special day. We are thrilled to receive photos such as these, they really help to make our job special!
We took some close up photos, which I have added below, when Nicholas was working on the portrait when it was near completion. Our readers can see the detail of the dog portrait and the scale of the painting in comparison to Nicholas' hand and paint brush.
Here are a few of the photos we took once the dog portrait has been framed by our local framer. We work with a number of framers who specialise in different areas of framing so we are able to cover a wide selection of frames for our clients tastes and home decor.
Nicholas and I both grew up with collie dogs and so we know what it means to have a beautiful portrait of them to cherish. If you would like Nicholas to hand paint a portrait of your collie we would love to hear from you. Pop over to our dog portraits contact page and drop us a line.
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