Welcome to our latest Corgi Oil Painting by Nicholas Beall. The portrait, a 16 x 12 oil painting traditionally hand painted by Nicholas, was commissioned by local client Suzanna of her Corgi Luke. We know Suzanna from our local dog club where we take Lily to once a week for obedience classes. Luke’s full name and title is Ch Nireno Luke Skywalker and he is a UK Champion, which is amazing.
Last year Suzanna took a candid photo of Luke and it was the perfect photo of him. Suzanna asked Nicholas if he would be able to paint it, adding a different scene behind than the original photo. Luckily Suzanna had taken her dogs on a walk to the picturesque Llyn Briane here in Wales. The photos were a perfect setting for Luke’s portrait. With a couple of these photos for reference, Nicholas painted Luke in this beautiful scene and it looks amazing as you can see below. Especially with the soft clouds and blue sky.
Corgi Oil Painting – Luke with his Portrait
Suzanna visited our studio to collect the Corgi Oil Painting of Luke and she was thrilled. It has also received many wonderful comments on Suzanna’s Facebook page already. Here is Luke posing with his painting. We took a number of photos, some were very comical. We hope you enjoy viewing them.
Look at Lukes face here. isn’t he simply adorable! They have such expressive eyes and a lovely happy smile. We hope you like the photos as much as we do!
Corgi Oil Painting – Photos
Here are a couple of photos of Luke’s painting on our plan chest with brushes to show scale. I’m going to try to use the same brushes or similar sized ones for these kinds of photos. Hopefully this will give some continuity to our story posts about our oil paintings.
As you can see Nicholas uses Rosemary’s brushes. He has been using their brushes for around 18 years now, they are superb. Nicholas likes the long handled brushes, however you can get them shorter too.
Corgi Oil Painting – In Detail Photos
I took a few photos of Nicholas adding the final touches to the painting. I have tried to get up close to the canvas so you can see the painting in detail. Often our photos show our paintings far closer than a viewer would normally view them. Primarily we want our readers to see the paintings up close to show how fine the paint strokes are and how much detail goes into them.
As you can see our canvas is textured, but it is also fine grain. This is so Nicholas can add the fine details without the bumps getting in the way. As you can see Luke’s eye is very small within the scene, so the canvas needs to be fairly smooth and delicate, so Nicholas can create the realism and likeness.
Finally if you have a Corgi and you would like an oil painting created of them, please do message us at any time. We would love to work with you on a similar painting to Lukes. Email us from our website contact page, scroll up to our navigation above and let us know your ideas for your own Corgi oil painting!
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