Final Scan of Jubilee and Trinity 


Jubilee and Trinity’s oil painting is complete. Nicholas has been working on the portrait of horses Jubilee and Trinity since around the second week in January. Nicholas complete the final details a few days ago. The panting is fully dry and I have taken photos of the portrait up close so that you can see the detail…probably more detail that…

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Next stages of Jubilee and Trinity 


Nicholas has been putting the finishing touches to the painting of Jubilee and Trinity today and these are a couple of photos I took yesterday. I will have a final scan to post tomorrow along with some photos of his hand on the painting to show scale similar to the ones below showing more detail. Lots happening in the studio…

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Video – Jubilee and Trinity 


Here is a short video which I filmed and narrated over of Nicholas painting Jubilee and Trinity. I hope you can play it successfully. I will have more photos of the painting to follow soon!

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Jubilee and Trinity – in progress


Here are a few stages so far of the painting that Nicholas has been working on recently. The portrait is a 16 x 12 oil on Italian linen canvas of two beautiful horses called Jubilee and Trinity. The portrait is for a birthday surprise in February for a client here in the U.K.  I will have some more photos and…

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Sunday Squirrels! 


We are in the studio all day today, Sunday, working on our portraits. I thought I would post this fabulous photo I have just taken out of the studio window of a squirrel sunning himself. Although we have blue sky’s here it is very cold so I think he’s trying to warm himself up in the sunshine. We hope that…

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Siyouni – the Aga Khans Stallion


I have been commissioned on three separate occasions in recent months by Lady Bamford. The latest commission was a drawing of a stallion called Siyouni which you can see below. Lady Bamford commissioned the drawing for the Aga Khan as a birthday surprise on the 13th of December. For those who aren’t familiar with the Aga Khan or his racehorses…

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Mr Bones…..


Having gone through my collection of client photos on my desktop ready to add to the blog and website, I couldn’t remember if I had blogged Mr Bones and his owner Walker. So here he is! The oil painting of his much loved and very much missed dog called Mr Bones was a surprise for Walker. He received the portrait…

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Stanley & Jarvis…in Situ!


Another wonderful photo from one of my clients, this time the drawing of Stanley and Jarvis completed last year. It was a 24 x 18 inches pencil drawing and my framer Amanda framed it in our Sandringham Silver frame. A firm favourite, the frame is fabulous and reflects the differe tones and shades in the room.  It works perfectly in…

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Banjo Framed! A Must See! 


These photos have been sent by my client Rob of a portrait I created last year of his fabulous collie called Banjo. The portrait was commissioned as a surprise for his wife and was sent from us here in the U.K. all the way to Australia. Rob framed the drawing himself using reclaimed fence posts from his farm – isn’t…

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The Portrait of Mike…..


I created a number of pencil portraits before Christmas last year, which you may have seen here on my blog. This portrait of Mike was one of them and it headed all the way to Australia. The drawing was a 16 x 12 double portrait of Mike, one where he was a puppy and another drawing of him when he…

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Max Framed and in situ!


I’m catching up posting some amazing photos I received from clients over Christmas.  Soon they will all be on our websites however I wanted to show them here first.  So these photos below are of a portrait I drew last year of a very much loved and missed cat called ‘Max’. Some of our readers will remember his portrait from…

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Rooney and his portrait! 


Here are two fantastic photos of Rooney with his portrait. Apparently they had been trying to get photos for a while, however Rooney had the zoomies and wouldnt sit still! He must have tired himself out as he is sleeping beautifully with his portrait! Aren’t they wonderful! Thank you so much Marcella!

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Website Updates and News!


It has been a busy few days here and one of my first jobs of the year has been to tackle the website. I have known for a number of months now that visitors have been having a few problems navigating our sites. So over Christmas I planned on paper how I wanted the navigation to be and finally have…

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Happy Client Photos! 


Here are some fantastic photos from my client when she gave the portraits to her family at Christmas. I’m really looking forward to adding them to my website. The frames that my client chose are beautiful, we love the rustic feel to them, they work so well with the drawings. I have a video of all three portraits together before…

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Pencil Drawing of Charlie


This is the third pencil drawing for the same client and this is the clients own dog called Charlie. Simply a gorgeous dog and a joy to draw. I was also asked to trial Derwents new range of pencils so with my clients approval I took photos of Charlie’s drawing in stages during the process so that I this year…

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Pencil drawing of Violet & Gil


Meet Violet and Gil! This was an 18 x 14 pencil drawing which was commissioned as a surprise Christmas gift. I really enjoyed drawing them both and loved all of the intracacies of the patterning in their coats. English Setters have become one of my favourite breeds to draw. The portrait was well received by the recipient and I will…

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Pencil Drawing of Rooney


Catching up on posting artwork commissions from December 2016 and this is the first of three pencil drawings for a client in the USA. This is the gorgeous Rooney and I absolutely loved drawing him. He has such a happy face and beautiful smile. You can see the final scan below along with some photos I took of him with…

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Happy New Year to all of our readers! 


We hope that everyone reading our blog had a wonderful festive season! With all good intentions I had tried to get down to the studio to make a final Christmas blog post of 2016, however we have been swept up with seeing friends and family, so I didn’t get time! We have had a real break from work for a…

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Final Trail Riding Video! 


This is the final video of the trail riding painting. Short and sweet as it was filmed and then immediately packed to send to our clients in the USA. We hope you enjoy viewing it! 

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Final scan & photos of the trail riding painting 


The trail riding panting is complete and the final scan is below. The painting is a 22 x 17 inches painting in oils on canvas by Nicholas Beall. I took some photo of the panting close up showing Nicholas’s hand with his paint brush so that it gives our readers some scale. We hope you like it! 

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Video of the trail riding painting 


Here is a video of the current stage of the trail riding painting. It should give our readers a better feel for the painting than the previous posts photos. We hope you enjoy it and there will be another video to follow tomorrow! 

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Next stages of the trail riding painting 


Here are a few photos I took of the trail riding painting yesterday. Nicholas is coming along really well and is still working on some of the undertones throughout the entire painting. He has been working mainly on the front riders clothing and you can see some stages below. I also have a video so I will post that next.…

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First stages in photos of the trail riders


Here are close up detailed photos of the first stages of the trail riding commission that Nicholas has recently started. It is a 33 x 17 inch oil painting on linen canvas. The stage below is the drawn out stage where the riders have been lined in and the white canvas has been tonally shaded ready for the fist layers…

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First video and stage of the trail riding commission 


Here is the first video and stage of the trail riding commmisson. The painting is 33 x 17 inches for a client in the US. Its wonderful to see this one start as we have been in talks for a number of months with the client getting the perfect photos to use for the scene. Each horse has been drawn…

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Photos of the three dogs Aged Spoon Frame


Here are some more detailed and close up photos of the framed portrait in ‘Aged Spoon’ frame. It’s a beautiful frame, I really love it and hope to use it again for my pencil drawings next year. This frame is on a 3 to 5 week waiting list as the framing company we use are always so busy – so…

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Video of the three dog portrait framed 


Here is the full video of the three dog portrait framed. The frame is beautiful. Its the second time we have used the Aged Spoon and it works really well with my pencil drawings. I hope you enjoy the video, I will post close up photos of the frame next so that you can see it in more detail! 

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Padstow final scan and photos


Here is the final scan and photos of Padstows pencil drawing. I hope that my portrait will be a lovely comfort to my clients of a very much loved and missed Padstow. I also received the most wonderful email from my clients too when they saw the final scan.  As with all of my other pencil portraits you can see…

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Video of Padstow’s Drawing 


Here is a video of my latest pencil drawing which is an 8 x 7 inches drawing on Italian Fabriano paper. The cat is called Padstow and he is sadly not with us any longer, so this will be a wonderful reminder to my client and their family. I thoroughly enjoyed drawing him and I will have a final scan…

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