Custom portraits make wonderful gifts.
I can paint portraits of new borns, grandparents. I can improve upon grain photos or make black and white photos into colored portraits.
All portraits are hand painted in premium oil paint on canvas and come stretched and ready to hang.
A successful portrait is not just a copy of what the subject looks like, but it is also a lasting reflection of the subject's character and personality (whether human or animal). An oil painting can last for hundreds of years, so when you commission an oil painting you really are getting a durable lasting reflection of your pet for years to come.
I ask for a minimum of 3 photos to get a good idea of what your pet looks like and see something of his/her expressions and character. Once I have a great photo to use for reference I can complete the painting in 2-6 weeks depending on my current commission queue, please message me if you have a set deadline.
All of my portraits are done with premium quality oil paint on canvas and signed front and back. I am happy to add a message, date or name on the back as well.
Once you make your purchase I need certain information about your pet and how you would like your painting.
Here is what I need to know to begin:
1. Photos (at least 3-4)
2. Colors (background and overall preferences)
3. Orientation (horizontal or vertical)
4. Special notes and requests
5. Subjects name and notes on personality
Please send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org along with any questions.
*This listing is for an 11" x 14" or 12" x 16" portrait of one person. You can choose between a regular canvas (.75 inches deep) that will easily fit in a frame or a thick canvas (1.5 inches deep) with its sides painted which looks nice without a frame. All paintings come stretched on canvas bars and are ready to frame or hang.