Welcome to our Dog Portraits Videos page. I have been filming our completed portraits for a while now and you can find just a few of them below. When the oil paintings are completed and framed, i take some video of them just prior to packing and sending the paintings to our clients. We have found that our clients enjoy viewing videos as they are completely different form a static scanned image or photo of their painting. Almost as good as seeing the finished product in real life...not quite but nearly! We hope you enjoy them!
This is a wonderful family portrait oil painting created by Nicholas Beall of Oliver and his family. Oliver envisaged the kind of painting he wanted with his wife Alex and two dogs Oscar and Molly in a woodland scene where they often walked. Oliver had some professional photos taken for the portrait and visited us with Oscar and Molly so we could meet them al in person. The painting was framed using one of our favourite swept frames in gold and the colours work beautifully with the overall colours of the portrait. We hope you like it and hope you enjoy viewing the video too.
Melanie : This is one of Nicholas more recent paintings to come off of his easel, it's been sitting here in the studio for a while because we've been waiting for the frame to be made. Its all ready now and it's going to be packed up and sent to our clients tomorrow. The portrait is a 20 x 20 oil on linen canvas and the finished article is absolutely beautiful. If I can go in slightly closer you should be able to see the detail. The background colours of the wooded glade are a beautiful backdrop and allow the subjects to be in full focus and everything completely feels natural. The photograph that we worked from - or Nicholas work from - is absolutely brilliant and the colour of the frame is really well chosen. It works superbly with the colour of the dogs coats. The linen slip, the area around between the golden that the canvas, is a linen slip and the wheat colour just brings out the colour of the shirt and the colour of the coat of the dog - so everything gels together and holds together very nicely. So the portrait is going to be packed up and sent to our clients tomorrow. We hope you like this one and thank you for watching.
This oil painting of Sonny was created by Nicholas Beall and filmed in February 2016. The pet portrait was commissioned as a birthday surprise and framed by our framer using the curved gold line frame. Sonny was 16 and a half when he passed away and so is very much missed by the entire family. The recipients were thrilled and you can see a photo of the recipient holding the painting in our testimonials gallery.
Melanie :Welcome to our first video of 2016. This is the lovely portrait for a client in the UK their dog called Sonny. It's going to be for a birthday surprising in about a weeks time. The portrait was painted by Nick in oils on canvas at 18 x 14 size. If I get slightly closer you can see the painting in more detail. Their eyes are beautiful shiny it almost feels like Sonny is popping out of the frame, just about to jump through. Its almost like looking through a window and into coming into the room. It's the fabulous composition, the chest goes all the way down to the bottom of the canvas and the the natural colours in the background, kind of like a grassy sort of background scene moving on up to a general mottled to colour. This is just so that it gives the idea that the dog is out in the garden or in a field. All of the focus is on the dog itself. The background and colours are very striking. We used one of our favourite frames for the portrait, it's the curved gold line with inner linen slip. The slip works beautifully as it framed between the the brown gold colours and then works well with the patches of white on Sonny's face and chest. So the whole thing and it works beautifully. You can see it in slightly more detail the light from Studio window is coming quite strong this morning. So there might be a little bit of shine on the painting but hopefully it will give you a good idea of what the portrait is like. We hope you like this one, it won't be long and there will be another video on its way.
This painting was completed in August 2015 for recipient Jane Barrie as a surprise retirement gift. The portrait was framed using the Traditional Flat frame which has an beautiful wheat coloured inner linen slip. The portrait was sent to Jane’s friends and presented to her at her retirement 'do' but Jane and her family visited us with the painting and bought Georgie with them wso we could have photos taken - which was fabulous! We hope you like the painting and enjoy watching the video.
Melanie : This is the latest portrait of Nicks to be framed and it's of a beautiful dog called Georgie. It's been framed by our local framer using the Traditional Flat frame with an inner linen slip and if I just slowly get closer to the portrait with the camera, you can see George's beautiful face. All the fine detail of the curls in the coat, the light on the top of George's face and on the ears along with the very subtle tones and colours in the background. It is all very natural and gives a very outdoorsy feel to the portrait. Looking at the frame, if I go in slightly closer, you can see that this is a lovely wooden frame and the colour of the inner slip just brings out the light flecks in Georgie's coat. The shine on the top of the coat just works really well. We always find the wheat colour goes well with the grass and background colours too. So this one is going to be packed up and sent and hopefully this afternoon. Nick has started his next painting and hopefully it's going to be framed using the same frame. I should have that video of that one very soon. We hope you like this one and thank you for watching.
Boomer’s portrait is an absolutely stunning one and the photos and video don’t quite do the painting justice. Nicholas painted Boomer in April 2015 for Kristian Hewett as a surprise gift for his girlfriend. The portrait has been framed using the traditional flat frame and inner line slip which works fabulously.
Melanie : The latest painting that Nick has completed which has just been framed by our framer. The portrait is of Boomer and the size is 24 x 18 and I think is one of the best paintings Nicholas has created for a very long time. The dog feels as though he is about to jump out of the canvas. The amount of detail in the face is just incredible and the wisps of hair and wrinkles and the shiny eyes is just beautiful. It's really stunning and we have framed it using the Traditional Flat frame with the inner linen slip. The colour of the slip really brings out the dogs flash and the white areas on the dog's face. Over all it just looks absolutely beautiful. So we're just about to pack this one up now and send it to the client who's in Canada and the portrait should be winging its way over there this afternoon. We hope you like this one and thank you for watching.
In March 2015 Nicholas painted a stunning portrait of King Charles Spaniel Misty for a returning client. The portrait has been framed by our local framer using a now discontinued moulding. The gold colours work beautifully with the painting and we would really recommend gold frame if you have blues and greens in your portraits.
Melanie : This is lovely portrait of a dog called Misty which has been commissioned by returning clients. The painting is an oil on canvas 12 x 10. We also had our framer frame the painting in the Gold Dots Frame with the wheat coloured inner linen slip. The slip has got a lovely and gold edge to it which is the first time we've used this slip. We think it works really well particularly with the gold frame. Misty is a beautiful King Charles Spaniel and background is very natural. Overall it has a very natural colour palette and the light on the top dogs head is lovely. You can really see her eyes shine through here. You can see the painting in full if I zoom out. I’m going to be packing up in a minute and it's going to be sent off today, arriving to the client early next week. We hope you like this one and thank you for watching.
The painting of Kara was for a returning client and they wanted the portrait to be framed in the same moulding to match the other paintings we had completed for her. Luckily our local framer had just enough moulding as this is another discontinued frame. We do have lots more frames available though!
Melanie : This is the latest portrait to come off of Nicks easel and it is of a dog called Kara. It's been framed by our local framer using a wheat coloured inner linen slip and a pine, honey coloured frame. We actually called this our rope frame because of the lovely rope detail. The portrait has come out beautifully and if I zoom in slightly you will see the wonderful detail in the dogs coat and the lovely undulations. It is very three dimensional hope that the clients are pleased. We hope you like this one.
Here is a pet portrait of a lovely dog called Jack. The portrait was a surprise gift for the recipient in the US. The painting is so calming and lovely Nicholas has painted it beautifully, we hope you enjoy the video.
Melanie : This is the latest painting to come off of Nicholas's easel, its been framed in the curved gold line frame with inner linen slip. The colours of the frame really bring out the colours of the painting. The dog is called Jack and it has been commissioned by a family in America. Sadly Jack is no longer with us so this is going to be a memorial portrait. The photo that Nick used to work from for the painting works so well. The eyes look so shiny. It feels as though Jack's head is popping out of the canvas. I will take some close up photos and put them on the website. We hope you like it and thank you for watching.
Joey’s painting is an 18 x 14 oil on linen canvas framed using the traditional flat frame. Nicholas very much enjoyed painting joey and feels its one of his favourite paintings to date. The portrait is now in pride of place in the recipients home in the USA.
Melanie : Here is the finished painting of Joey, he is an 18 x 14 oil painting on Italian linen canvas and he's been framed with the Traditional Flat frame with an inner linen slip. You can see the amazing detail and wonderful painting Nicholas has created. We had some clients to the studio when Joey was drying and they commented that it was amazing, that whichever angle you looked, his eyes followed you around the room. Our client just kept walking around him in amazement! So it's truly special portrait and we really hope the client is please. You can see the frame in more detail, it is a really substantial natural frame and it works well with the colours of the dog. The colours of the background too. You can also see the wheat colour of the slip, its quite textured. You can also see around the back, the Harris and Moore canvas which is made beautifully. The framer has held the canvas in with ladder fixings along with cork backing too, so it doesn’t mark the wall when hanging. So we are delighted with the way this has come out and hope you like it too.