Techniques and close-ups

Techniques & close-ups animal portraits in commission

Portraits can be ordered in oil, pastel, watercolor, pencil or charcoal. The images on this site -and the close-ups below- are to be taken as a guideline, but it is also possible to view paintings in real life in the studio first. Marjolein has more than a thousand portraits to her name, this site shows only a small selection. If you would like help with making a choice or personal consultation, feel free to call or visit the studio by appointment.

Read also: working method and price information.

Here you can see a number of close-ups of Marjolein’s paintings, to help with the choice of technique and to show her refined working method.

Miniature portraits

View a selection of commissioned miniature portraits in ‘mixed media’ – mixed techniques on paper. Including acrylic paint, watercolor, pencil and ink. Can be ordered from 15×15 cm for €300.

OIL on PANEL close-ups
OIL on CANVAS close-ups
PASTEL painting on paper close-ups
Pet portraiture, cat paintings by Marjolein Kruijt


Pastel, pencil and watercolor can be framed behind UV-resistant glass -museum glass-, which is the most optimal combination of materials.
Oil paintings do not have to be behind glass, because they are finished with a protective varnish. Framing can be arranged by yourself or through Marjolein at her framer.

Quality materials

Marjolein only works with the best professional painting and drawing materials, so that your portrait will last for many generations. For portraits in oil paint she uses: 1) primed ‘Mus’ panels (very smooth) or 2) masonite panels that she primes herself (smooth with brush) or 3) fine portrait linen/canvas for larger formats. These have a light canvas structure as seen in the close-ups above. The other techniques are on paper of acid-free quality, so that a portrait will never discolour. Marjolein only works with the best lightfast pigments in its range, which are the most colourfast. These are also the most expensive brands on the market.