fine art dog pet portraits by commission
Weimaraner Portrait by Nicholas Beall of Keo in oils on canvas. Welcome to our Weimaraner Portrait traditionally hand painted in oils on Italian Linen canvas commissioned by a family in the UK. Nicholas loves painting Weimaraner portraits and they are one of his most favourite breeds to paint. Their stunning eyes, silky smooth coat and dynamic shape fascinates him greatly. They are strong and bold, yet so and kind hearted dogs with a lot of love for us human companions. Nicholas has painted a number of portraits of Weimaraners over the years and Keo is definitely one of his favourites.
Lyndsey saw the Weimaraner portrait of Ramses on our Instagram account that you can also find on our dog portraits gallery page, a commission which he completed in early 2018. Lyndsey immediately wanted to commission a painting of their own Weimaraner called Keo. Lyndsey emailed us an number of photos however particularly wanted us to use this photo you can see on the left with Keo in the fields where they live. She didn’t want the sunshine background however, she wanted a dark tone behind Keo just like the portrait of Ramses. We were thrilled and knew that it would make for a very dynamic painting.
Lyndsey also asked if we would be able to frame the oil painting of Keo too, in our smaller width Regent frame. Our framers provide two widths of this frame, one for smaller portrait and a wide version for larger paintings. The frame is absolutely stunning and we knew it was going to be a perfect match for Keo. Scroll down further to see the results.
Finally Lyndsey ask requested an engraved plaque to finish the painting and frame and it really does bring everything together beautifully. Scroll down the page to see some photos. Engraved plaques can be supplied in either a Mirrored or brushed finish and in silver or bronze. We both opted for the bronze as it would match well with the frame and the overall colour scheme of the painting. Indeed it is one of the finest and most beautiful paintings to date. Lyndsey was over the moon as you can read from her email below...
Hi Melanie and Nicholas,
Well....... I’m well and truly lost for words?!!! I’ve never seen anything so beautiful in all my life and I don’t just mean the most handsome dog in the world, I mean the work that Nicholas has put into it, is just out of this world! Thank you both so, so, so much. I’m gobsmacked and I love it. Jon isn’t here to see it yet and I may not show him and just wrap it for Christmas, he will be speechless, as am I.
Thank you both for creating a piece of art that we will keep for the rest of our lives, it’s jut wonderful and as simple as that and I love the frame and the plaque too. Thank you both once again, a real masterpiece!!!!
Posted on Lindsey's personal Instagram..
Our amazing joint Christmas present this year. We are biased because of the subject, but that aside, what pure talent and an amazing piece of artwork. Thank you so, so much @petportraitartists (Melanie and Nicholas), we love it so very much and can't wait to hang it with pride in our hallway.
The photo below shows a close up of the engraved plaque and as you can see Lyndsey opted for the mirrored finish in bronze. It works beautifully and we really love it when clients order a plaque as it finishes the portraits off so well. clients can have as much text as they would like although it does depend on the kind of frame you are having as this can govern the depth of the plaque. We can help and advise you though, so just let us know your ideas for framing and we can give you options for your painting. Everything is bespoke and so we are always here to help get you exactly what you want for your painting.
We hope you enjoy watching the video below. I try to take some video of our framed portraits for our website if time permits and this video was designed to go on our framing page so that clients can see the frame in a more three dimensional way. We hope you enjoy viewing it.
The photos below were taken by myself just prior to packing the portrait to send to Lyndsey. The frame is simply beautiful and our framers are real craftsmen. All of the frames we commission are bespoke and hand made for each client. They take a long time to be made and they have a waiting list - but all good things usually do! If you would like to see some more of our previously framed dog portraits visit our framing gallery to view them.
The Weimaraner Portrait of Keo was a thrill to create and if you would like Nicholas to paint your Weimaraner we would be delighted to work with you. Why not email us your Weimaraner photos via our dog portraits contact page and tell us all about them - we always love to hear about the dogs we paint and draw!