Welcome to our two cat portrait in oils of Sammy. The painting was hand painted by professional artist Nicholas Beall. All of our oil paintings are created using traditional oil paints on Italian line canvas. Oils are the perfect medium for cat portraits, as it enables Nicholas to portray the cats fine and soft fur using fine brushes on fine grain canvas. We hope that you enjoy reading about the commission of Sammy below and we would be delighted if you were able to share our page using our share buttons below - thank you!
All of our oil paintings are photographed in stages and we email them to our clients. We have found over the years that our clients absolutely love this service. The photos below, along with many others were emails to our client so that they could watch their painting develop over the days and weeks the portrait was painted.
Our client Gary emailed us a number of photos of Sammy for the oil painting. Nicholas uses one main photo for the pose of each study however does like to see other photos of the cats if clients have them available to send. High resolution photos are imperative to create a great portrait.
Gary White, USA contact Nicholas in 2013 to enquiry about his Group Cat Portraits as he was commissioning a portrait of his cat Sammy. Gary White is a returning client of ours and we always enjoy working with him. We have created a number of portraits for Gary and his family which you will see thorough our galleries. Sammy very sadly passed away and Gary and his family miss him dearly so this portrait is a beautiful tribute to their special friend and a lasting memory.
Gary wanted an oil painting at 18 x 14 size but requested it to incorporate two photos of Sammy's typical poses. We chose two photos that blended really well and show Sammy in two very different poses. He looks to have been a very laid back and calm cat, the painting definitely exudes this overall feel.
Our framer, framed the painting using the black and silver frame which matches some of the other frames that Gary has commissioned us to create for him. We also ordered a bespoke engraved plaque in Silver to match the frame. I have added a few photo of Sammy's portrait framed along with some lovely emails from Gary. We hope you enjoy reading and viewing our page about Sammy. Gary has commissioned two other paintings of his cats, why not have a look at the portrait of Sammy also painted in oils on canvas - Two Cat Portrait >>
Melanie and Nicholas, Sammy's home. His spirit has always been with us and now his likeness is home. Our first comment was: Stunning! Sammy's head portion is almost 3-D. The background color was superbly chosen and painted. When Sammy was groomed, he looked just like the portrait. What can I tell you Nick, but you should be proud of what you did for us ....... Thank you's don't seem enough! Take Care, GARY
Melanie & Nicholas,
So pleased with Sammy Cat, the colour of his eyes, the tuft of fur on is paw, the regal look about him .... all so real. Yes, he was a relaxed fellow, my companion whenever I sat down in the library. I guess of all my pets he was my closest, I thank Nick for bring him back into our lives. Hope your weekend is going well, Take care, Gary
Melanie, Still dark here in Oklahoma, but it's a favorite time of day for me. We're anxious to receive Nick's rendering of Sammy Cat, and hopefully, soon, I'll get in line for him to paint our departed Chow Chow, Murphy. Take care, Gary
The oil painting of Sammy as frame din a black and silver frame and accompanied by a Mirrored Stainless steel silver plaque. These complete the oil paintings beautifully. We hope you enjoy viewing the photos.
We hope that you have enjoyed viewing the Two Cat Portrait in Oils of Sammy. if you would like an oil painting of your cats, please visit our cat portraits contact page and send us your photos. We can chat about your ideas for your portrait.
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