be commissioned in a variety of sizes and options. The price of each
portrait is decided by how much of your pet you'd
like to depict, the size
of the canvas and the complexity of the composition. For example,
choices could range from a small canvas of
a head study with simple
background colors to a large-scale full body portrait with a highly
detailed background, or anything that falls
in between. If you'd
like to include another pet to the portrait, then you would add 50% to the
price for each additional pet.
Below are just a few examples of
different options, sizes and price ranges to give you a better idea.
"Miniatures", Head only
5" x 5"
Head and shoulders, color background
20" x 20" $525
Full body, color background
body, subtle background
14" x 18" $525
2 pets, subtle detailed background
20" x 24"
Full body, fully-detailed background
24" x 30"
The best way
to begin is with well-lit, clearly focused photos with good detail,
especially of the face and eyes.
images we have to work with, the better, as it's helpful when choosing
the best photo for the portrait.
I prefer high
resolution large jpegs for greater detail, if possible.
outdoor lighting works much better than flash, which tends to wash out
details and coloring.
Try to get
some of those endearing poses and expressions you're so familiar with
to capture your pet's personality.
It's best to
shoot lower, at "pet-level" when taking photos so you're not looking
down on him.
and have fun, usually candids can produce the most interesting shots!
assist you if necessary, with toys, treats or just to hold your pet
still if all else fails!
local, I'd be happy to come and meet with you and your pet to get to know
their unique personality and take photos.
work on a 4 - 8 week time frame depending on the number of commissions I
receive. During the holidays, please allow
for additional time. If you need a portrait for a special occasion and/or have time restraints,
gift certificates are also available.
* 50% deposit
is required before the portrait is started
* prices do not include tax, shipping and handling
* Payment is accepted by cash, check or
* Hand delivery is available for
All of the
paintings in the gallery are also available as 5" x 7" greeting cards that
Cards are $3
each for up to 5, and a set of 6 is
[mix and match].
contact me through e-mail and request your choice by the title of each