Welcome to our dog portraits in detail gallery. We have collated this page of dog portraits to show our portraits truly up close and in detail. It can be very difficult for prospective clients to see what their dog portrait could be like when they stand right up close to it. Obviously viewers wouldn’t normally be standing too close to a painting or drawing, however we really wanted to show how much detail goes into each portrait. If you have already taken a look around our website you will know that we create our portraits in two mediums - oil paintings on canvas and pencil drawings. We have used most mediums over the years however we find these the best mediums to portray dogs in. As you can see from our close up photos, how much time and dedication goes into them. We hope you enjoy viewing our gallery, why not let us know by sharing our page on social media using the buttons below.
The first close up photo below was taken of a stunning and handsome dog called Ramses. The Oil painting was 14 x 11 inches and you can Nicholas' hand and paint brush next to the painting. We try to add brushes into the scene to help give scale to each painting.
The close up photo below is of a dearly loved and very much missed dog called Billy. It's one of our favourite detail photos of Nicholas' dog portraits. The angle I took the photo at turned out to be perfect. I caught it just as Nicholas was putting the very final touches to Billy's eyes. Billy's portrait headed off to Australia and was a real comfort to his family.
Our oil painting of Yogi below is one of Nicholas' favourite dog paintings to complete. the Photos he worked form were superb and the overall colour scheme was very serene.
The photo below shows two beautiful Golden Retrievers called Charlie and Eliot painted at 20 x 16 inches.
Here is a photo of the handsome dog called Gir. You can see our painting was pretty much life size from how big Gir's head is in comparison to Nicholas' paint brush and hand.
A popular dog painting on our website that receives many comments from visitors and that is the dog portrait of Agarn. Our painting was commissioned for a surprise gift framed in the most beautiful ornate gold frame. The portrait was fairly large as you can see from Nicholas' paintbrush below.
Another painting that we enjoyed working on was for a returning customer who has commission a number of paintings and drawings from us. This portrait is of their beautiful Dachshund Lilly!
The portrait of Luke below was a 16 x 12 oil painting and you can see Nicholas just adding in the heather and wild flowers behind Luke.
This is a close up of Wilf's dog portrait where you can see Nicholas is adding some detail to Wilf's nose.
Thomas was commissioned by clients in the USA as a 14 x 11 inches oil painting, the perfect size for a Corgi! Here you can see Nicholas just adding the finishing touches.
A photo showing a portrait commissioned by returning cleints of a gorgeous puppy on the family's estate.
Boomer is another of our favourite dog portraits. Yes we have had a few favourite paintings over the years and Nicholas particularly enjoyed this commission as the photo of Boomer was so clear and sharp, Nicholas was able to add plenty of detail into the painting. The portrait was a 24 x 18 and you can see how close I managed to get my camera to the painting in the photo below.
A further out photo of Boomers dog portrait.
We hope you have enjoyed viewing our close up photos of our dog portraits in oils by Nicholas Beall. If you would like to have a dog portrait of your own, you are more than welcome to email us at any time and tell us all about your dog.
Kojak's painting was another special portrait as our client didn’t really have one completely suitable photo of Kojak who had recently passsed away. They did however have a perfect photo of Kojaks head and shoulders and another for his chest. So Nicholas was able to create a lovely large painting of him for the family by working from both photos. We are thrilled to have Kojak in our gallery. Below is a close up photo so you can see the lovely texture of the canvas and paint strokes.
Flag's dog portrait was a fairly small painting at 10 x 10 which was requested as a specific size by our clients. It worked perfectly and you can see the photo was taken below at a near finished stage while still on Nicholas' easel.
Kipper's dog portrait will always be memorable due to our clients requesting a painting to be a lot about a New York landscape which was their favourite place to walk Kipper. Final touches are being added to Kipper's face as you can see below.
Ella's close up works really well, she was a very shiny spaniel and the owners were thrilled with their dog portrait. You can see below that Nicholas is just adding some blueish white highlights onto Ella's nose to help it look shiny and wet.
Why not pop over to see more information on how our dog portraits are put together in our Live Commissions Page >>
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