Welcome to our pet portrait oil painting of Stella sitting in the garden of the family's holiday cottage in Wales. This portrait was commissioned as a birthday surprise. Scroll down to read about the commission and see how the painting was created.
The oil painting of Stella was commissioned by Richard Bedford as as surprise gift for his wife Sally Anne. The portrait was to be of their beautiful Doberman Stella sitting in the garden of their holiday cottage. All complete with the wisteria in flower over their cottage door. There couldn't be anything more idyllic and no better way to remember Stella by.
The painting was traditionally hand painted by Nicholas Beall in oils on Italian Linen Canvas at 18 x 14 size. This was the perfect size for Stella, any smaller and it would have been too small to paint Stella comfortably.
The portrait was framed using our Highgate frame and completed with an engraved plaque. Scroll down to see photos of the portrait all framed along with a video with me showing the portrait and frame in more detail. We hope you like the portrait as much as Sally Anne and Richard did, read their testimonials below.
Hi Melanie and Nicholas,
Absolutely fantastic you have captured Stella perfectly !
I am so excited to see the painting. I will struggle not to give it to Sally Anne before her birthday on 28th June !!!!
Melanie and Nicholas,
I adore it! The best thing about having a portrait is that it immortalises them...Stella will forever exist within in painting xx S
Here are a couple of photos of the pet portrait in progress while Nicholas is adding the final details on his easel. We hope it gives you a natural and closer view of the portrait.
The portrait was framed using our Highgate frame and you can see a video of the portrait below, along with some photos and a close up photo of the engraved plaque too. Simply beautiful!!
We hope that you have enjoyed viewing the pet portrait of Stella and seeing the photos of how the commission all came together. If you would like Nicholas to paint a pet portrait for you please do email at any time via our dog portraits contact page and let us know your ideas for a portrait.