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Dog Portraits - Flatcoated Retriever Painting

Welcome to our oil painting commission of Ruby, a Flatcoated Retriever. Both Nicholas and myself adore painting and drawing Flatcoated Retrievers and this dog painting was no exception. The recipient below said that it feels as though it should be in a stately home and they were right...the feel of Nicholas' dog painting really does exude those qualities. Nicholas hand painted Ruby the Flatcoated Retriever using traditional methods in oils on Italian Linen canvas. We are always thrilled to hear from any Flatcoat owners and are excited when we are commissioned a pet portrait in either pencils or oils. We hope you enjoy reading about Ruby and her dog portrait and we would love it if you shared our page on your favourite social media using the buttons below.

Flatcoated Retriever Pet Portraits by Nicholas Beall

Commission of 'Ruby' - Flatcoated Retriever Painting

Pet portraits reference photos

Flatcoated Retrievers are one of our favourite dog breeds to portray, so when, in 2012, returning client Gill Smitherman asked if we would paint another Flatcoated Retriever Pet Portraits for her family, we were over the moon.

The photo Gill emailed us of Ruby was perfect for Nicholas to work from and you can see from the final scan above how beautiful the painting turned out. Nicholas worked from one main photo for the pose and background of Ruby the Flatcoated Retriever's oil painting. It's not often the background in photos are suitable to work with, however in this instance it was all perfect! As you can see from the photo, everything was 'right' about the photo which makes for a very realistic and natural oil painting.

Ruby's painting was created in oils on Italian linen canvas to 18 x 14 inches. Gill's family had their portrait framed locally to them and we are thrilled that they have been able to take photos of Ruby hanging in situ in their home. Sadly Ruby passed away in 2016 which we are all extremely sad about and send our condolences to Gills family. We hope the painting will be a beautiful reminder of a very special dog.

 

Happy Client Testimonials

We received some super emails from our clients and a photo of the dog portrait framed. It was so lovely of them to send us photos of Ruby’s oil painting displayed in their home.

Melanie and Nicholas,
Ruby’s painting arrived this morning, there were quite a few tears as it is so beautiful and you have captured her sweet cheeky expression perfectly. Enid rushed it off to be framed straight away. Many thanks
Gill

 

Wonderful, Enid is sooooo excited

 

Hi Melanie, we think the painting is fantastic....
Best wishes
Gill

 

Melanie and Nicholas,
Ruby’s painting arrived this morning, there were quite a few tears as it is so beautiful and you have captured her sweet cheeky expression perfectly. Enid rushed it off to be framed straight away. Many thanks
Gill

 

Ruby’s portrait has been framed and displayed in our home, it looks fantastic, Dad and Enid are thrilled. The frame looks fab, greeny gold colours really bring out her colours, dad says the painting belongs in a stately home!! Gill

 

Happy Client Photos!

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Dog Portraits - Flatcoated Retriever Painting

If you have enjoyed viewing this page about Ruby and her oil pet portrait and would like one similar for your home, or to give as a surprise gift, we would love to work with you on your own painting. We take on a certain number of dog portraits commissions per year and if you would like to be part of our commissioning year, please do get in touch. Head on over to our dog portraits contact page and drop us a line.

 

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