Creating a Portrait
I love what I do, and I will put all of that love into creating a portrait that captures the unique personality and spirit of your best friend.
For Acrylics, paint on 100% cotton professional grade archival canvas with a 1 - 1/2 inch profile edge. This allows for the portrait to wrap around the edges of the canvas, making framing unnecessary. (though framing is still an option if you so choose upon receiving your portrait). Hanging! You just need a nail and a level. Your canvas will come with a wire for hanging!
For watercolor portraits, I paint on high quality, handmade watercolor paper. Watercolor portraits are shipped unframed
I will need a photo of your pet to work from. Photos need to be clear and in focus. The lighting is also important. A photo taken in a well lit area will let me capture your pet’s unique markings and personality bets. You may send in a favorite photo, or a selection of photos that we can go over together and find the best fit.
How it works:
I will need a photo of your pet to work from, you can send me an e-mail (you can do this at the top of this page, or on the contact page) with the photos attached. You may send in a favorite photo, or a selection of photos that we can go over together and find the best fit. I can also work from multiple photos.
Before I start painting, I will send you a sketch. Any major changes will need to be made then. (example: adding/removing collar, ears upright or laying down). Colors will also be discussed at this point. I will then send you updates throughout the painting process.
When I am done, you will receive a proof and I will be happy to make revisions for you. You will have two rounds of revisions.
When the painting is done and approved, and payment is received, I ship it!
Shipping prices will be quoted prior to starting the commission.
There are no refunds for commissions due to the amount of time and energy that I put into each painting.
I retain all rights to the paintings that I create. If you desire a different size please e-mail me and I can give you a price!