Next stage of Cooper

Here is the next stage of Cooper! The painting is coming along really well, Nicholas has been working on the background today and softening in the outer edge of the coat into the background. here you can see that Coopers chest is looking lovely and soft. Ill have another stage later!


Coopers First Stages

Here are the first stages of Cooper who is a Portuguese Water Dog. Isn’t he stunning! The portrait is an oil on Italian linen Canvas painted at 16 x 12 by Nicholas for a client in the US. The painting is a little further forward than this, however I have been busy at my easel so I am a little behind on the blog. I will be adding more stages tomorrow!



Murphy Final Scan

Here is Murphy! He is a beautiful little chap, drawn at 12 x 10 size for a returning client and I really enjoyed drawing him. Next I will be working on the montage of ‘Rose’ which I’m looking forward to :)

Nicholas has started the painting of Cooper and is busy at his easel as I type so I will have the first stages to show tomorrow. Stay tuned!

pencil pet portraits

Final scan of Ginger and Maggie

Here is the final scan of the painting of Ginger and Maggie, which is an18 x 14 oil on Italian Linen canvas. Nicholas has created beautiful soft strokes in Ginger and Maggies fur, the whiskers really create a very three dimensional feel to the painting. You can also just see the toy mouse peeking out from behind the reference photo too :)

The painting is going to be framed in the Traditional Curved Gold Line frame with an inner linen slip and as soon as the painting is back and I have photos, i will post them here!

I will be blogging my pencil portrait of Murphy next.


Ginger & Maggie First Stages

Here are the first stages of Ginger and Maggie’s painting which Nicholas is currently working on as I type! Its an 18 x 14 oil painting and our client and myself spent a lot of time working out the composition and how the painting was going to be. Sadly Ginger is no longer with us and Maggie, her sister, misses her terribly. Our client wanted them depicted in the painting showing their closeness, along with their favourite toy mouse.

Nicholas is painting them very carefully and delicately, creating their beautiful soft flowing fur and capturing their togetherness. Its going to be beautiful when its complete. I will be adding more photographs of the painting tomorrow, so keep checking back.