Pet Portraits in Oil by Katja Turnsek

The impressive medium which achieves great realism combined with a painterly feel

My oil pet portraits are traditionally hand painted on professionally stretched linen canvas. I specialize in painting dogs, cat, horses, but you can commission a painting of any kind.

All you need is a favorite photo! If you love my oil portraits and would like to have an oil painting created, don’t hesitate to contact me at any time.

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Pet portraits in oil

Some of The Oil Paintings I Created Year 2014

Oil Portrait of Cocker Spaniel

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Cocker Spaniel / Kenzie
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 35 x 35 cm
Year Painted: 2014
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Oil Portrait of Golden Retriever

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Golden Retriever / Maddie
Medium:
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 35 x 30 cm
Year Painted: 2014
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Oil Portrait of Border Collie

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Border Collie / Chatt
Medium:
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 35 x 35 cm
Year Painted: 2014
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View Oil Portrait of Tervueren

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Belgian Tervueren / Xena
Medium:
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 30 x 40 cm
Year Painted: 2014
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Oil Portrait of Springer spaniel

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / W. Springer Spaniel / Rapp
Medium:
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 35 x 35 cm
Year Painted: 2014
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View Oil Portrait of black dog

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Mixed breed / Noel
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 35 x 40 cm
Year Painted: 2014
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About My Oil Paintings

If you prefer an oil painting, you will receive a portrait created with a truly unique style, painted in "alla prima" also called "premier coup". This means that I work with a structured approach, go directly for the final effect and complete each panting while the paint is still wet.

The oil paintings are both painterly and realistic, showing a strong sense of brushstrokes combined with details where they are needed. You will receive a work of art, not a copy of your photograph. My aim is to bring out the subjects’s characteristics and likeness at the same time as I create a lively, vibrant and luminous painting.

I pre-mix most of the colors before I start, painting with a limited palette in order to create great color harmony, depth and light. The oil colors I use are from Winsor & Newton and Rembrandt, traditional oil colors of highest quality.

Once the painting is completed and dry, I “oil out” each painting with walnut oil, to bring out the dark colors. Only the highest quality linen canvas are used for my painting, stretched to a frame.

Oil portraits are solid, lasts for generations, are easy to maintain and usually becomes the most important part of a room. They are very impressive and gives the ultimate feeling of luxury, no other medium is of higher value then an oil painting.

Oil Portrait of Danish/Swedish Farmdog

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Dk Swe Farmdog / Nicki
Medium:
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 25 x 20 cm
Year Painted: 2014
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Oil Portrait of Pharaoh dogs

Painting Information

Subject: Dogs / Emerson, Cairo & Anubis
Medium:
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 80 x 50 cm
Year Painted: 2014
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Oil Portrait of Dogs

Painting Information

Subject: Dogs / Dixie & Hachiko
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 35 x 30 cm
Year Painted: 2014
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Oil Painting of Pharaoh Dog

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Pharaoh dog / Griffyn
Spaniels Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 55 x 40 cm
Year Painted: 2014
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Oil Painting of Pharaoh with dogs

Painting Information

Subject: Tutankhavick at the Temple of Anubis
Spaniels Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 101 x 61 cm
Year Painted: 2014
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Oil Painting of Pharaoh with dogs

Painting Information

Subject: Girl on Beach / Emily
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 30 x 20 cm
Year Painted: 2014
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Some of The Oil Paintings I Created Year 2012-2013

welsh terrier pet portraits

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Welsh terrier / Daisy
Medium:
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 35 x 30 cm
Year Painted: 2013
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Oil Portrait of dog

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Darla
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 25 x 25 cm
Year Painted: 2013
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Beagle pet portraits

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Beagle / Elvis
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 35 x 30 cm
Year Painted: 2013
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Cat Oil portrait

Painting Information

Subject: Cat / Gala
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 35 x 30 cm
Year Painted: 2013
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Oil Portrait of Dog on Beach

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Mixed breed / Buster
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 50 x 40 cm
Year Painted: 2013
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Oil Portrait of Cluber Spaniel

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Clumber Spaniel / Duncan
Medium:
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 30 x 30 cm
Year Painted: 2013
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Oil Painting of horses

Painting Information

Subject: Horses on meadow / Mikael
Spaniels Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 110 x 75 cm
Year Painted: 2012
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Oil Portrait of Cavalier King Charles

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Cavalier / Coco
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 35 x 30 cm
Year Painted: 2013
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Oil Portrait of American Bulldog

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / American Bulldog / Tigerbull Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 70 x 47 cm
Year Painted: 2012
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Oil Portrait of King Gustaf IV A.

Painting Information

Subject: King Gustaf IV A.
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 60 x 45 cm
Year Painted: 2012
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Oil Portrait of Rhodesian Ridgeback

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Rhodesian Ridgeback / Alice
Medium:
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 60 x 50 cm
Year Painted: 2012
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Pharao hound pet portraits

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Pharao Hound / Vilda
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Year Painted: 2012
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Some of The Oil Paintings I Created Year 2009-2011

Oil Portrait of Belgian Malinois

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Malinois / Gotha
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Year Painted: 2011
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Oil Portrait of Belgian Tervueren

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Tervueren / Wolfgang
Medium:
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 40 x 30 cm
Year Painted: 2011
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Oil Portrait of Staffordshire Terrier

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / Staffordshire Terrier / Poochi Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 30 x 25 cm
Year Painted: 2011
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Oil Painting of Polar Bears

Painting Information

Subject: Polar Bears / Mother with Cubs
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 80 x 60 cm
Year Painted: 2011
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Oil Portrait of Shiba Inu's

Painting Information

Subject: Dogs / Shiba Inu / Aiko & Zuki
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 50 x 40 cm
Year Painted: 2011
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Oil Portrait of Borzoi's

Painting Information

Subject: Dogs / Borzois / Tara & Harry
Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 80 x 55 cm
Year Painted: 2011
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Oil painting of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Painting Information

Subject: Dogs / Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 74 x 55 cm
Year Painted: 2010
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Oil Painting of Horse & Rider

Painting Information

Subject: Horse & Rider / Spice Boy & Agnes
Medium:
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 46 x 38 cm
Year Painted: 2009
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Oil Portrait of German Shepherd

Painting Information

Subject: Dog / German Shepherd / Candy
Medium:
Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 50 x 40 cm
Year Painted: 2009
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