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 Bayswater Frame


Here are some more detailed and close up photos of the framed portrait in our Bayswater 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 Westminster Frame 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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Photos of Lucky Framed 


Here are some photos of Lucky’s panting framed in the Langham Gold frame. I am due to do some updates on the website over the coming weeks and will be adding this frame to our framing gallery. It looks so beautiful here in the studio and works really well with our oil pantings as it has a deep rebate, the…

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Video of Lucky’s painting Framed 


Here is a video of Lucky’s portrait all framed and ready to send to our client. I will have a blog post next with photos of the painting. The framed is our new Langham Gold frame which was made by our fantastic and very talented framer Amanda. It will definitely be a popular frame with our future clients I’m sure.…

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Video of Lucky’s Painting 


Here is a short video clip of the commissioned painting of Lucky by Nicholas Beall. It is a 12 x 12 inches oil painting on Italian Linen canvas. I will post photos and another video when its framed, it has the most beautiful frame…stay tuned!  

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Lucky oil painting complete


Here is the final scan of the oil painting of Lucky. It is a 12 x 12 inches painting by Nicholas Beall. I have already taken some film of it so I will post that next. If our readers would like me to chat about anything particular in our videos about the paintings we create do let us know.  The…

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My new apprentice!


I’m often up and down from my swivel chair during the day. At every opportunity Lily our Tibetan Terrier jumps on it to make it hers! I am considering training her up as my apprentice…! Just to add…she does have many other places in the studio of her own to sleep already!  As you can see my drawing of Padstow…

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Tree surgeons were here…


We have had tree surgeons in to fell a large ash tree which is right next to our studio. It has been worrying us for a few years as if something happened to it one winter, it might cause damage to the studio. So it came down yesterday by two very professional tree surgeons. We also had them take down…

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Chickens outside the studio..


A sunny day here and we are letting the chickens out into the woodland garden now the flowers and plants are dormant for the winter. They have a big run, however they love coming out and enjoy a few biscuits in front of the studio. Lily loves to watch them from the studio too. She is very good with them,…

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Video of 3 Dogs in pencil


Here is a video clip of my latest pencil drawing of the three dogs Dexter, Tui and Purdy. The portrait is 24 x 18 in size and as you can see from the video my pencil is shown for scale. More photos and video of the portrait framed on its way! 

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Signing of Lucky Video


Here is a short video clip of Nicholas signing the oil pet portrait of Lucky along with a close up view of the portrait. I will have a finished scan to show here very soon. We hope you enjoy the video! 

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The 3 dog portrait….


Here is the final scan of the pencil portrait of Dexter, Tui and Purdey. It is a 24 x 18 drawing on Italian Fabriano paper. I will have a video clip to follow so you can see it in more detail. The portrait is going to be framed in our Westminster frame and it’s going to look amazing! Stay tuned…

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Studio and website news!


It’s amazing when, all of a sudden, you find new ways of using technology. It never ceases to amaze me how things develop so fast and also how important it is to keep up with technology. So much has happenened in our little world in the last few days. It has opened us up to new ways of blogging and…

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Lily our Tibetan Terrier


One of our lovely clients, Marcella, asked about our dog Lily so I thought I’d add a couple of photos on our blog for Marcella to see, along with our readers to view. Lily is with us 24 / 7 and we take her everywhere we go. She is a very lucky dog!  She loves being down in the studio…

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Video of Mikes drawing


Here is a short video of the portrait of Mike, with my pencils to show scale, I have narrate the video too. It was a 16 x 12 drawing on Italian Fabriano watercolour paper, drawn by me – Melanie! I hope you like it.

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Final scan of Mike


Here is the final scan of my latest pencil drawing. It is of a very special dog called Mike. The portrait will be heading off to Australia this coming week and I have a video clip of the artwork which I will post next. The drawing is a 16 x 12 pencil on Italian Fabriano paper and my client wanted…

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Another video of Lucky


Here is another video of Lucky’s portrait in progress. Nicholas is gradually adding lots of detail into the portrait using a fine paintbrush and in the video you can see how carefully he is adding the fine layers of fur and whiskers. We hope you enjoy watching, check back for more stages soon! 

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