Welcome to the oil painting of Sally, a beautiful kitten portrait that Nicholas created for a returning client in the USA. Nicholas specialises in painting cats and kittens in oils on canvas for clients all around the world. His paintings adorn the walls of many homes globally. We love working with returning clients too and we have got to know very many people and are always thrilled to hear from clients again. Gary who commissioned this painting of Sally has commissioned many paintings from us and you can see more of them on both our dog and cat galleries. We hope you enjoy reading all about Sally and seeing the photos of the commission. We would be delighted if you would share our page using our share buttons below too!
All of our oil painting cat portraits clients receive stages of their cat portrait via email. This means that they can really feel part of the portraits creation. I photograph the portrait in various stages, looking over Nicholas' shoulder so that you can see him poised with his paintbrush. clients can keep the photos as a keepsake and the images below are just a few photos that Gary received during the process. Clients always receive a final scan of their cat portrait when it is complete too.
Nicholas likes to use one main photo for the pose and see others for detail, however this wasn’t really possible in the case of this commission. Gary and Barb only had one good photo of Sally due to her passing away so young at 23 months. This photo of her on their window was a treasured possession. it was the perfect photo to work with thank goodness!
The kitten portrait of Sally was painted by Nicholas in oils for a returning client called Gary White, USA. Gary lives in Oklahoma and we have created a number of portraits for Gary and his family which is wonderful. Sally very sadly passed away at only 23 months, so this commissioned Kitten portrait was a surprise Christmas gift in 2012 from Gary to his wife Barbara.
Gary only had a few photos of Sally and one particular photo that was good quality enough for a portrait! We absolutely loved the pose and Nicholas thoroughly enjoyed painting Sally from it and very much enjoyed painting the window and bricks on the wall too. I have also added a few emails which Gary sent to us upon seeing the painting of Sally. Take a look at the portrait of Ginny Girl which Gary also commissioned Nicholas to paint a portrait of which you can visit on her dedicated page Cat Oils Portrait >>
Well, Barb opened Sally last evening, and it was quite emotional..... She said to tell Nicholas that he did a splendid job capturing Sally. Sally has been gone for about 8 years now but will forever be Barb's favorite kitty, she was only 23 months old when she passed. Again, give Nicholas our best and thank him for being a great artist and bringing Sally back to us...
Gary and Barb
Melanie & Nicholas,
I don't think we are finished with our portrait requests, as we have other pets we love, so tell Nicholas to be prepared. We may like to have a pencil portrait or two, also. We are becoming quite a gallery for you all here in the US. Again, Merry Christmas,
From Gary, Barb, Sarah, Frankie, Mickey and Abby, plus all the creatures about the ranch.
The oil painting of Sally was framed to match other frames Gary and Barb had commissioned over the years. We work with a number of framers so that our clients have plenty to choose from for their oil portrait. Gary also opted to have a mirrored stainless steel silver plaque for his portrait too. We love the designs of the plaques, we work closely with our engravers and always request the outer line around the edge, unless the plaque needs to be very narrow. It really adds to the plaque, we hope you like it too!
Nicholas and myself both hope that you have enjoyed viewing the kitten oil painting of Sally and reading her and the commission. If you would like Nicholas to paint a portrait of your cat, why not visit our cat portraits contact page and drop us a line with your photos today!
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