Welcome to our Bernese Mountain Dog Pet Portraits in oils by Nicholas Beall. Nicholas is a professional dog portrait artists having been commissioned by clients worldwide for 20 years. He specialises in oil paintings and this medium lends itself beautifully to creating soft fine fur detail for all breeds of dogs, including the Burnese Mountain Dog. All of Nicholas' portraits are traditionally hand painted by himself in his woodland garden studio in the heart of Wales UK. Nicholas enjoys the peace and tranquillity of his studio looking out onto fields and woodland, a perfect artists retreat for painting dog portraits. Accepting a limited amount of commissions per year, he was delighted to paint Yogi for his clients and you can read more about the commission below. Please feel free to share our page using our social media buttons below.
All of our oil portraits are photographed at each stage for our clients so they can see their oil painting progress from start to finish. They can comment at any time. We send photos via email and then add a collection of stages on our blog for everyone to see. Clients love this and are often checking their in box for our next email to come through. You can see a few stages of Yogi below.
Nicholas likes to use one photo for the pose however enjoys seeing a number of photos for detail and lighting. It is important that he sees a variety of photos so that he can get a good feel for your dogs personality and character. Even better if you have stories or anecdotes you would like to share with him of your dog! We have added three reference photos of Yogi below for our clients and readers to see.
This portrait is of a beautiful and handsome Bernese Mountain dog called Yogi and Nicholas was thrilled to be able to accept the commission in 2017. The dog portrait was commissioned by Shane Maliteare as a surprise birthday gift for his wife Nikki. We worked closely with Shane on guiding him in getting a perfect photo of Yogi to work from. Shane wanted a head portrait but also wanted to have a more of a painting than a studio style portrait and so he took some photos of Yogi out on a walk early one morning. The photos has beautiful scenery behind and early morning lighting. This was a perfect setting and you can see photos Nicholas used of Yogi above.
Shane requested his portrait to be a decent size so that they could see it from the other side of their living room and opted for an 18 x 16 inch portrait that worked well for the composition of the portrait. All of our Italian Linen canvases are made bespoke by a wonderful company here in the UK and so we are able to order any size of canvas for our clients. This gives us plenty of options when designing our paintings as we aren’t governed by usual art shop canvas sizes.
Our portrait of Yogi was well received, not only Shane enjoyed viewing the stages, but he was thrilled with the portrait being framed too. We sent the painting to Canada and was thrilled to hear from Nikki once she had received her painting. You can read her testimonial and see some photos of the portrait framed below.
We work with a number of wonderful framers which is fantastic for our clients as we have a wide range of frames to suit all tastes and home décors. We have selected only the best framers here in the UK to work with, two of which hand make their frames so you cant buy them anywhere else! If you are looking for something special just let us know your ideas. Yogi was framed in our traditional Flat frame with inner linen slip and we have added some photos for our viewers to see below.
We received this wonderful email from Nikki after she had received her oil portrait of Yogi. We were delighted to read her heartfelt words and hope that you enjoy reading them too.
Dear Melanie and Nicholas,
I hope you are both doing well. I am so sorry this took so long to get to you. Yogi arrived two weeks ago and I have been trying to come up with the words to say Thank you but I don’t feel Thank you is enough. I have tears in my eyes, and I cannot believe how absolutely stunning his painting is. You have captured his beauty magnificently.
You have not only produced a work of art but you have touched my heart in a way that words just can’t describe.
Yogi is very special to me and we have had our ups and downs many times. I know there will be a day when he will no longer be with us and to have that painting of him on the wall, will bring much comfort to us. Shane has really out done himself with this gift, this will keep him out of the “dog house” for years to come lol.
I just want to say Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful painting. You two are extremely talented and it has not gone unrecognized, I have told many people about how amazing you are.
Please take good care and If ever we find ourselves out your way we will be stopping in on you. I hope you don’t mind.
We received this wonderful photo from our clients when their portrait has been received and presented to the recipient. We love to see where our portraits are displayed, it really makes our website unique and special and we cant thank our clients enough for taking the time to do this for us.
If you would like Nicholas to create a Bernese Mountain Dog Pet Portrait for you, you are more than welcome to drop us a line. Let us know which size of dog portrait you would like and email us photos and we can design a portrait for you. We can email you a mock up so that you can see what your portraits composition would be like before you place a deposit. Email us from our dog portraits contact page and tell us all about your Bernese Mountain Dog, we would love to hear about them!
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