Orders for Christmas 2016 Deadline: November 10
You can easily commission your own pet portrait (or other subject matter) by emailing me at:
We will begin the discussion of what you have in mind and come to a decision together. Here is some basic information you should know beforehand:
All paintings are hand painted in acrylic on panels and come unframed. You can get them framed or display smaller paintings on a table easel.
Depending upon whether you want a head only portrait or full body, the price ranges with a plain background are as follows. I price my work on a linear inch system (height plus width times $6.00).
THIS PRICING STRUCTURE ALSO APPLIES TO COMMISSIONS OF SUBJECTS OTHER THAN PETS.
For sizes smaller than 8x10 inches, head only portraits.
Pricing: Width plus height times $6.00, plain background.
(ie, 8+10=18, 18x6= $108)
Larger sizes (over 16 inches on one side) need to be discussed and may be priced higher per inch due to the time factor.
Add $25 for each additional pet in the painting and/or detailed background. Highly detailed or specific backgrounds may be more.
I will need one photo of your chosen pose (or we can discuss), as well as 3 or 4 additional photos that clearly show the animal’s colors (especially eye color). Photographs can show a wide range of fur colors depending upon the lighting.
IMPORTANT: To obtain usable photos:
Photograph your pet from down at their eye level. If they are looking up at the camera it makes them look distorted (unless you WANT that - see Sprout). Having a second person help you by focusing the dog’s attention on a squeak toy helps you pose the dog’s head.
Photograph outdoors in light shade, or by a window. Bright sun and flash wash out the colors and make hard shadows.
After submitting your order, we will talk about your relationship with your pet so that I can get some sense of their personality.
A 25% deposit is required to begin the painting.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for completion of your pet portrait. It may be sooner, but it depends upon the wait list at the time you place your order.
GIFT CERTIFICATES are available if you want to give a gift now but do not have the pet’s photos available.
100% Happiness Guarantee – I accept return of the work within 14 days if you are not happy with it and will refund all artist fees (less shipping costs) upon return of the artwork. If you return the artwork for a refund, you thereby relinquish all rights to the work and I am allowed to sell the original and any prints.
Prices shown are as of April 2016 and are subject to change. Your price will be confirmed in writing prior to beginning your artwork.
Shipping Costs are invoiced once the painting is shipped and the amount depends upon the size of the painting and the ship to address.
I look forward to “meeting” your pet!