Welcome to the cat oils portrait of Ginny. Nicholas Beall completed this beautiful painting for returning customer Gary White (USA). All of the oil paintings are completed by Nicholas in our lovely studio in our woodland garden. It is the perfect place to create and paint. The Cat portrait of Ginny was created in our studio by Nicholas and was traditionally hand painted in oils on Italian Linen canvas. The following page gives a broad overview of the commission and we hope you enjoy reading all about it and seeing the photos. We would be thrilled if you would also share our page using our share buttons below!
Our cat oil portraits clients receive photos of their portrait from the initial stage right through to the final stage and scan during the course of the weeks the painting is in development. I look over Nicholas' shoulder and take photos daily so clients can really feel part of the process. They can reply and comment on the stages at any time.
Both Nicholas and myself like to work from one main photo of the pose for our pencil drawings and oil paintings. This portrait of Ginny was no exception. The photo Gary chose as the bases of the portrait was perfect to paint from.
This cat oils portrait was commissioned in 2012 by returning client Gary White, USA. Gary has been commissioning Nicholas to paint his animals over the years and this commission was to portray their beautiful cat called Ginny Girl who had sadly passed away. Gary asked Nicholas if he would paint Ginny Girl on a 12 x 10 sized canvas in traditional oils, to match his other paintings.
Gary emailed us some beautiful photos of Ginny, one Nicholas used as the main pose and another for detail and colouring. Where possible we are always happy to combine photos to help create the perfect portrait for our clients. The portrait was very ell received by Gary and his family and will hopefully serve as a lovely memory for their family and friends who knew Ginny Girl very well.
I have added a few photos of the progress of the portrait below, along with some reference photos of Ginny and a testimonial from Gary. I have also added a photo of the portrait framed along with a plaque which says 'Ginny Girl'. You can also see another of Garys paintings of Sammy Cat here - two cat portrait >>
Thanks Melanie. Tell Nicholas, as I've said before, that I marvel at his talent .... and yours. An artist friend of mine who paints wildlife for US postage stamps, saw your work and was very impressed. I do expect to commission you all further in time to do some other pets of ours.
Melanie & Nicholas,
All sounds good. I can't really see anything Nicholas needs to change, I love the shading and color definitions he did on the final. Ginny was/is a regal little girl and the painting captures her pretty face very, very well. Tell Nicholas I appreciate his artistic efforts.
The oil painting of Ginny was framed by one of our framers. We work with a number of framers so that our clients have plenty of choice when it comes to choosing the perfect frame for their painting.
We hope that you have enjoyed viewing the cat oil portrait of Ginny and reading about the painting. If you would like a portrait of your cat, why not visit our cat portraits contact page and email us your photos. We can chat about your requirements and the design of your portrait too.
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