1. A clear, close up photograph of your pet, preferably taken in good light (outdoors in the shade works well) at their level and not from above them, like a mug shot. Dogs with longer snouts tend to look best if they are not facing you head on, but angled 45* or so. It is important to me that I can see their eyes.
2. Please look at the space you plan to display the painting and decide on a color you think would go well in the room and paired with your pet for the background color.
3. I also like to know their name, gender, breed and a description of their personality. This will help me in choose colors that represent your pet based on color meaning.
4. A $100 deposit check made out and mailed to me. Paypal and Etsy can also be used, but may slightly increase the charge based on their fees.
I paint one pet per canvas in a mug shot style. This portrait represents them and is their little space. I can do more than one pet at an additional cost and require a great photo of your pets together(this will be the real struggle!)
I paint pet portraits in your pet's likeness and not always true to their fur colors. I choose colors as I work to represent your pet, which is why I like to know a little about your pet’s personality. For example I might use yellow a little more liberally if your dog is a ridiculously happy fella, while I might use more blues if your dog is very loyal.
Most portraits take about a week or two, once started. Sometimes there is a wait, contact me in advance if its a gift!
I paint the entire canvas, including the sides so that a frame is not required. I also wire the back for hanging and add a coat of varnish when finished.
additional size variations are available in between the sizes listed. Charge will reflect closest similar size.