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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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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Oil Painting Techniques

My oil portraits are detailed and very realistic with a warm and soft entirety, painted with great depth and color harmony. They are painted with techniques and colors which were employed by the old masters, but with my own style and finish.

I'm working many hours behind the easel, applying several thin layers of oil colors. The oil colors I use are from Winsor & Newton and Rembrandt, traditional oil colors of highest quality. I mix my colors with walnut oil in order to make the paint 'buttery' at the same time as it gets thinner, perfect for fine details.

About My Oil Paintings

Only the highest quality linen canvas are used for my painting, stretched to a frame. The stretched canvases are now also gallery wrapped, painted on the edges and can be hung without framing.

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.

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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