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 Gir. Gir's painting was 24 x 20 inches and you can see it is a fairly large oil painting from 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.
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.
Our oil painting of Milly below is one of Nicholas's favourite dog paintings due to the overall colour scheme here of white and greens.
Here is another 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 Manu and Haka. Our painting was commissioned by a returning customer and overall has a lovely warmth about it. The portrait was fairly large as you can see from Nicholas' paintbrush below.
Another painting that we enjoyed working on was our portrait of Express Shuttle, our first working greyhound dog portrait. We worked closely with the client to get some good photos. It's not easy taking photos of a greyhound running and our client did really well!
Joey's photo below did pick up a lot of light, however it was such a lovely commission. Joey was a dearly loved dog and our client commissioned it as a surprise for her partner. He really missed Joey and it was a wonderful surprise for him when the painting was presented to him.
This is another close up of Joey's dog portrait where you can see Nicholas is adding some detail to Joey's nose.
Otis was commissioned by the same family as Kippers painting above. Another gorgeous dog and fabulous oil painting by Nicholas.
A real close up detail of Otis' dog portrait.
A further photo showing the scenic background on Otis's 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.
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