Video of Hollie


Here is the little video I did of Hollie just before I packed her up and sent her to the client. The portrait was commissioned by Caroline and her family as a surprise for their mums 60th birthday. Unfortunately, Hollie past away last year at 15 and half years old and so the portrait will be a wonderful reminder of Hollie…

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Video of Teasel’s drawing


Following from my video of Gypsy in my last post, I am about the add a few more videos that I have filmed of our artwork over the last couple of weeks. I am still experimenting with the Final Cut Pro software, which I’m am really enjoying. Im still also researching better cameras and sound microphones. The video below is of…

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Gypsy’s Video and our new software


There has been a lot of happening in the studio over the last few weeks. I have been a bit behind with our blog for a number of reasons, a few of which I will explain in my blog posts to follow. The first thing to blog about however, is our new video editing software. We have been making videos since midway…

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Gypsy’s final scan


Here is the final scan and detail of Gypsy. The painting is a 16 x 12 oil painting by Nicholas Beall on Italian linen Canvas, which is stretched on Tulipwood, a hard wood. The painting looks absolutely amazing here in the studio and I have taken video of it this afternoon too. I am just uploading it to YouTube on…

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Stages of Gypsy – 16 x 12 oil on canvas


It has been a holiday weekend here in the UK, however Nicholas and I have been working away on lots of exciting projects here in the studio! I am now catching up on our blog posts and here are just a few of the stages of the oil painting of Gypsy. The portrait is a 16 x 12 oil on Linen canvas…

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Gypsy’s Video…


As promised here is the video of Gypsy filmed and edited by myself – Melanie painted by Nicholas Beall. The portrait of Gypsy is framed in the Chelsea Gold moulding which works so well with the background colours and over all feel of the painting. Its the perfect choice! The painting is an 18 x 14 oil on linen canvas and it will be sent…

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Gypsy’s Painting Framed…..


Here are the photos of Gypsys painting framed. The portrait is an 18 x 14 oil painting on Italian Linen Canvas and Nicholas has hand painted it using traditional oil paints. The portrait has been framed using the Chelsea Frame in gold which we absolutely love. The gold colours work really well with the greens in the painting, along with…

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Horse Portraits – Final Scan of Gypsy


Here is the final scan of Gypsy! You may have noticed my last blog post was quite short. Mainly because we have both been working very hard in the studio on some fabulous pieces of artwork for special birthdays next week. The painting of Gypsy is absolutely stunning and it is now on its way to the recipient, hopefully in time…

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Next Stage of Gypsy


We have both been very busy in the studio today, working really hard on our portraits. Nicholas has been at his easel most of the day as he has been painting ‘in the zone’. Its the kind of place artists get when everything is flowing really well and they are being creative. I have only managed to disturb him once…

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Next Stages of Gypsy….


Here are the next stages of Gypsys portrait. It’s coming along well, these photos were taken just before the weekend, so I will have lots more to follow as I’m a little behind on the blogging of the portrait. I also took some of Nicholas’ easel with the portrait as the colours just seemed to work really well. I think…

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First stages of Gypsy


Here are the very first stages of Gypsy’s portrait! Nicholas has been painting Gypsy for a number of days already so is much more ahead than these. I have more photos on the camera so i will take them off later today and make a new blog post so everyone here can see how the portrait is coming along. The frame…

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Final scan of Oliver, Alex and Family


Here is the amazing final scan of Nicholas’ latest painting of Oliver, Alex, Molly and Oscar. Oliver and his family came to our studio last month before Nicholas put brush to canvas to discuss the painting, meet us and see where we worked. It was great that Nicholas could meet them before starting. Its always helpful to meet clients who are…

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Pencil Pet Portraits – Teasel!


Happy Easter to all of our clients and readers! We hope that you have all had wonderful holiday. It’s still officially a holiday here in the UK, however we have been in the studio beavering away. We have been very busy over the last week, although there haven’t been many blog posts, we have been here working behind the scenes on lots…

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First stages of Olly Alex, Molly and Oscar


Here are the first stages of the people pet portraits Olly, Alex, Molly and Oscar. The painting has been commissioned by the lovely couple Olly and Alex, who visited our studio with Molly and Oscar a few weeks ago. The painting is being completed in oils on Italian Linen, fine grain canvas at 20 x 20 inches. Nicholas is only at the very…

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Tibetan Terrier Pet Portraits


My latest Tibetan Terrier pet portraits is now complete. It’s of the most beautiful Tibetan Terrier called Hollie, who sadly passed away at the amazing age of 15 and a half.  Caroline commissioned me to draw Hollie as a gift for her mum. Caroline said…. She looks amazing! Thank you so so much, I actually had a little tear in my…

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Pet Portraits Happy Clients


Nicholas completed a stunning painting at 30 x 24 in oils on Italian Linen canvas late last year. The dogs are Rover, (grandfather now deceased), Zizou, 8yrs (son of Rover and uncle of Gingko) and finally Gingko, 3yrs, (grandson of Rover and nephew of Zizou). All are working gundogs of a very high standard. Rover has produced several Field Trial Champions including…

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Horse Pet Portraits


In 2014 Nicholas painted the most fabulous horse called Leah for June to give as a present to her daughter Amy. They took some excellent quality photos especially for the portrait of Leah out in the field. You can see the painting in more detail on our horse portraits website –  Horse Portrait of Leah. June and Amy very kindly emailed us…

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Puff – in Situ


Nicholas painted a portrait of the beautiful cat Puff last year and you can see him on our cat portraits website. Our client Kristin very kindly emailed us some photos of Puff now that he is proudly displayed on the wall in her husbands office. Puff, who sadly passed away at a young age from a heart condition, used to…

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Review Us on Google+


We have a wonderful testimonials page on our website full of very happy clients and beautiful photos of pets with the portraits, clients with their portraits, portraits in situ etc. We even have some videos of portraits being handed over to recipients on their special day, which are fabulous. It is simply an amazing page. Online reviews seem to be important…

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Final scan of Scrump


Here is the final scan of Scrump. It has been very difficult to scan this painting due to the difference in tones on the painting itself. I don’t feel the digital version below does justice to Nicholas’ wonderful painting however hopefully it will give our readers a good idea of what the painting is like. The portrait of Scrump has been…

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Next stage of Scrump’s pet portrait.


We have had a busy weekend, Saturday I had a local client over who needed some photo editing done which worked out really well. I then finished all of the extra work that needed to be done on my pencil portraits website, so I feel good that its now complete. I have also very nearly completed the pencil portrait of Hollie…

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Sonny’s video


Here is the video of Sonny’s portrait. I completely forgot to use my microphone so its just being picked up from the iPhone so i hope that you can hear it ok! I still have lots of practicing to do with regard to the videos..perhaps by the end of the year I will be proficient at them 🙂

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Sonny’s Pet Portrait Framed!


Here is Sonny’s pet portrait framed, we hope that you all like it! The painting is an Oil on Italian Linen canvas painted by Nicholas Beall at 18 x 14 size, framed using the curved Gold Line frame with inner linen slip. I have also added these photos to Sonny’s page where you can see the painting and close ups in…

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Scrump’s Next Stages


Here are the next stages of Scrump’s portrait and its coming along beautifully. Nicholas is around half way now and has lots more detail to add in the dog and background. So ill have plenty more stages to follow. We also have just received back the portrait of Sonny framed, it looks amazing in its frame. It was framed in…

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