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 beautiful painting of Gypsy is a 16 x 12 full body portrait with full background. Nicholas painted this in oils on canvas and you can find out more about Gypsy in our oil portraits gallery on our website.
Melanie : This is the latest painting to come off of Nick's easel and it's a 16 x 12 oil painting on Italian in canvas. It's a lovely dog called Gypsy and this has to be one of my favourite paintings Nick has done recently. If i come in slightly closer you're going to be able to see the detail in the portrait and I know that the light is shining on the canvas a little, but hope you can see how lovely it. You'll be able to see where the paint isn't catching the light and it's just incredible and really feels as though we're looking out into a garden and looking at gypsy where the sun is shining and there's the lovely shadow down on the right-hand side and the way that it captures the grass. The colours that he uses are really natural and Gypsy feels as though she's full in focus of the portrait. So this one's going to be heading off to America and it won't be long and I will have another video of the next portrait soon. Thank you for watching.
Caroline commissioned me to draw a portrait of her mums Tibetan Terrier HollIe who passed away at the age of 14. I was so excited to draw Hollie as I have my own Tibetan Terrier and feel I know the breed pretty well. I hope you like it!
Melanie : This is my most recent portrait of my drawing board it's a lovely dog called Hollie and she's a Tibetan Terrier. We've got a Tibetan Terrier so it was really nice to be able to draw another little character- they've got so much character these dogs and I love drawing the long fur. If i zoom in slightly closer you should be able to see a little more detail. The portrait is a 12 by 10 pencil drawing and it's going to be packed up and sent off today to the client. I hope that the recipient is thrilled- thank you for watching and I'll have another video along shortly.
Paula had recently lost her beautiful dog called Teasel and emailed to ask if I would create a portrait for her. I drew Teasel at 10 x 8 size and you can see a photo of Paula and Teasel's portrait in my testimonials section of my website. Have a look also in the final scan tab to see a larger version of the drawing.
Melanie : Teasel is currently on my drawing board and it's a lovely dog, ill just zoom in slightly you can see how lovely her eyes are. They just have a beautiful look and she was wonderful to portray, I really enjoyed drawing her. She's a 10 by 8 and she's going to be packed and sent off to the recipient today. My clients have been really really thrilled so hopefully I'll be able to post some testimonials on my website from the client soon. I hope you enjoy viewing Teasel. My name is Melanie and you can find more of my pencil portraits at www.pencil-petportraits.com
The portraits of Otis and Patsy were commissioned by a returning client, commissioned as a surprise Christmas gift. The portraits can be seen in the testimonials section as well as the gallery. You can see them all wrapped up with ribbons and their amazing hand calved frames. its is genuinely a must to view as the frames are incredible. You can also see them displayed in situ in the recipients home.
Melanie : These are latest painting to come off of Nicks easel. They are for a returning client based in the United States and on the left we have a puppy called Otis and Patsy on the right, sitting in front of what has to be her favourite lake. The way she is gazing at the view. The the way she's just looking around at us engages the viewers eyes. Otis is sitting in the grounds of where the owners live. Both backgrounds mean a lot to the family which is really important if you looking to have a background within your portrait just so that it ties everything in together. When we created the mockups and we spoke to the clients, and designed the paintings, we didn't realize that they would sit so well together. Once Nick has completed the paintings and we had popped them on the plan chest and stood back to look at them, we realize that the paths meet in the central point. It was a complete fluke, we didn’t plan this in any way, it just ended up like this. It's turned out beautifully. We are really looking forward to seeing both paintings framed, the clients have commissioned carved frames for each painting made in the USA so I'm sure there will be photos on the website before long. I think Nick has done a marvellous job in painting them. If I go in closer to Pasty you can see the lovely detail on her shiny coat and the beautiful waves and colours in the water and sky reflecting the colours. Otis was completed first and we have had quite a few people to the studio and visitors have marvelled at the way he completed the soft background in comparison to the detail in Otis' face and paws. They work so well together and I think they are a superb pair. We hope you like them.