Snow!


We have had a very pretty fall of snow here in Wales and we thought we would share a few photos with everyone. The first photo is one of our studio nestled down in the garden between the snowy trees. Everything looks so pretty when it has snowed. We then took Lily out and about down the lane and took…

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Happy Client Testimonials

Happy Client Testimonials


We have received two wonderful Happy Client Testimonials photos and are thrilled to be able to share them on our blog. Both Nicholas and myself love receiving photos of our paintings and drawings from clients. It really is a lovely conclusion to the whole story of the commission and it’s process. To see where our paintings are displayed in our clients…

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Pet Portraits Video on YouTube

Pet Portraits Video on YouTube


Here is my latest pet portraits video on YouTube of the pencil portraits of Mamesuke and Cinnamon. I filmed them both together before packing them up and sending them to my client in Japan yesterday. I hope you enjoy the video. It’s getting quite festive here and we went to our local Dog Club Christmas dinner yesterday evening, which was lovely…

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Pencil Pet Portraits Mamesuke & Cinnamon


I have been pretty quiet with my artwork on the blog in the last few weeks. I have been working away at my latest two pencil pet portraits for a client in Japan. The drawings are both 24 x 18 inches in size and the first portrait below is of Mameskue and the second is of Cinnamon. I thoroughly enjoyed…

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Final Scan of Leon


Here is the final scan and a close up detail of the gorgeous Leon. He has to be one of our favourite dogs that we have portrayed this year. Just look into his eyes soulful eyes! Are they gorgeous! The painting will be heading off to Crete later this week. We are really looking forward to seeing photos of the…

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Next stages of Leon…..


Here are the next stages of Leon’s portrait! The painting is coming along really well and I will have the final stages along with a scan here soon. I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog this week as we have both been busy painting and drawing here in the studio. I have been finishing two large pencil…

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Dog Portrait – Leon


Here are the first stages of lovely Leon’s dog portrait who is from Crete. Leon is being portrayed in oil on a 12 x 10 Italian Linen Canvas being painted by Nicholas as I type. It is obviously in very early stages at the moment, however I am loving the feel of the painting. It is very light and natural. The…

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Amber – Pet Portraits


Here is the final scan of Amber! The pet portrait is an 11 x 11 oil painting on canvas and was painted by Nicholas. It has just come off of his easel and will stay here in the studio for a few days to dry. It will then be heading off to the client to be framed and wrapped ready…

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Final stages of Amber


Here are some final photos of Amber before I scan the portrait in. Nicholas is still adding the final touches today and so i hope to have a scan to show everyone here tomorrow. I really love the colours of this painting, it is defiantly going to draw the viewers eye when its displayed in out clients home. We will…

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Ambers First stages


Here are the first stages of Amber! There are quite a few stages gathered together here and I should have a couple more to show early next week before the final scan is ready. The painting is an oil on Italian Linen canvas 11 x 11 inches in size. As you can see Nicholas has been working hard on this…

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Video of Agarn

YouTube Video of Agarn


I have taken a 3 minute Youtube video of Agarn which should be arriving in the USA in the next few days! It is for a Christmas surprise and we hope the recipient is thrilled.  The painting is a 22 x 14 oil on canvas painted by Nicholas and it was framed using our Kensington frame which you can see…

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Pet Portraits Framed

Pet Portrait Framed – Agarn


I am so pleased to be able to blog the final photos of Agarn and his pet portrait framed. There are no real words to describe how beautiful this frame is. As you can see from the photos it is truly stunning and we really hope the recipient of the painting is thrilled. The frame is called ‘Kensington’ and it…

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Pet Portraits Final scan of Agarn

Pet Portraits Final Scan of Agarn


Here is the pet portraits final scan of Agarn! In all his glory. The scans we take of our artwork don’t really capture the essence of the paintings so I have taken photos of Nicholas with his hand right up close to the portrait with his paintbrush to help show scale. You can see these below. I will also take…

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Pet Portraits Happy Clients

Pet Portraits Happy Clients


We have not one…but two very happy pet portraits happy clients today! The first email that came through with photos was from our lovely client Polly emailing us a photo of Marley and Nohea framed and displayed in her home. We love the frames that Polly has chosen and they both look stunning on the wall together. I would officially…

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Pencil Pet Portraits

Twilight’s Pencil Pet Portrait


I have scanned my pencil portrait of Twilight and enclosed it here for my readers to see. A gorgeous dog and wonderful to draw.The portrait was a 10 x 10 drawing and it is about to be packed up and booked in today, heading off to the USA as a surprise present. I hope you like it! SaveSave

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Pet Portraits Final Stages of Agarn


Here are the pet portraits final stages of Agarn and I will have a final scan to post here shortly. Nicholas has now completed the oil painting and it looks stunning in the studio. It is a 14 x 22 inches oil painting on Italian Linen Canvas stretched on Tulip Hardwood. We also placed it in its frame to see…

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Pet Portrait of Agarn

Pet Portrait Oil Painting of Agarn In Progress


Here are the next stages of the pet portrait oil painting of Agarn in progress. I have also uploaded a YouTube video so you can see Nicholas painting. I am still having a few issues with my microphone and have now retested it and it is working. However it doesn’t sound like it was in this video. So hopefully the next…

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Day out at Mwnt


The weather was beautiful at the weekend and so we decided to have a day out at Mwnt. We headed out to the local beauty spot on the coast. The beach and little surrounding area is called Mwnt. I wish I could be a fly on the wall to hear you all try to pronounce it! Tourists come for miles…

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Pet Portrait of Agarn - Early Stages of the oil painting by Nicholas Beall

Pet Portraits Stages of Agarn


Nicholas has been working further on the beautiful painting of Agarn and you can see some of the pet portraits stages of Agarn below. The portrait is a 14 x 22 oil painting and the frame has arrived to the studio and its amazing. i can’t wait to show everyone, stay tuned! I have been taking stages of Agarn today…

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Pet Portraits Halloween!

Pet Portraits Halloween!


We hope that everyone had a wonderful Halloween yesterday if you were celebrating – we had our very own Pet Portraits Halloween! We worked for most of the day on our paintings and drawings, however stopped in the afternoon to head out and purchase some sweets for any potential trick or treaters. We live quite rurally so don’t usually have…

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Pet Portrait of Agarn – more stages plus video


Here are the next stages of Agarn’s painting along with a video of Nicholas painting the rug very carefully! As mentioned in a previous blog post, I am a little rusty taking video and I’m getting the hang of it, but this time I completely forgot to add my microphone again. The next video will be perfect…I promise!! We hope…

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First stages of the Pet Portrait of Agarn


Nicholas has been working on his next painting and I have added the first stages of the pet portrait of Agarn below. It is going to be an amazing painting. It’s a 22 x 14 oil on canvas and Nicholas is working fairly slowly at this stage as he has been drawing everything in and preparing for the first layer…

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Pet Portraits Article for ‘Terrier Group’ Magazine


A few months ago we were asked to write a Pet Portraits Article for ‘Terrier Group’ Magazine. We had completely forgotten all about it when the most wonderful surprise landed on our doorstep yesterday. Nicholas opened the magazine and came flying into the studio with it to show me. We are over the moon and so grateful to the Terrier…

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Video of Radley Framed


I have uploaded the finished video of Radley framed.  I hope that everyone finds the sound quality and the filming quality ok. Its taking me a while to get into the swing of taking video again and I had problems with the mic…and on my next video too. I’ll’ get it right soon! Hopefully it will give everyone a good…

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Horse Portraits of Radley Framed


The horse portrait of Radley was framed in the SP Aged Frame. Previous paintings have been framed without an inner slip – this one has been framed with. I am so pleased we chose to use the slip as it has turned out beautifully and we will definitely recommend it to our future clients. To explain a little further, if…

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Horse Portraits – Final scan of Radley


Here is the final scan of the horse portrait of Radley. The painting is a 14 x 11 inches oil on Italian Linen canvas painted by Nicholas Beall. We hope you enjoy viewing the finished painting and have also enjoyed seeing the stages to create it too. The painting has already arrived with Richard, who commissioned it as s surprise…

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Final Photos of the Horse Portrait of Radley


I am a little behind posting the horse portrait of Radley on the blog due to lots of thing happening here in the studio however today there will be lots of blog posts! I’m still catching up with little admin jobs in the studio since the renovations and it is feeling good to be getting on top of things here.…

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Storm and Radley


We hope that our readers in the UK and Ireland are safe from yesterdays storm. We woke up to an oddly warm morning and quite an eerie one too. The lighting was very strange, although we didn’t have the orange sky which some people had across the UK. Ours was more of an overcast warm grey light, reminiscent of when…

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First stages of Radley!


I hope you enjoyed the pet portraits video in my previous post of Radley’s first stages. Here are some photos to go with it. Nicholas is further forward than this, so I will add more photos and will try also to add another video tomorrow too.   SaveSave

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Radley…..first stages on Video!


Nicholas is currently working on a lovely portrait of Radley. Its a 14 x 11 portrait which is going to be for a very special birthday gift next week. The painting in the video below is at its early stage, however Nicholas is further forward in the paintings progress, so I will add photos along with another video shortly. Being…

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