Custom pet portraits make wonderful gifts for animal lovers and lasting memorials.
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.
In my pet portraits I learn as much as I can about your pet so that the portrait can show not just how adorably lovable he or she is but also a deeper imprint of his/her character. 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 1-6 weeks depending upon my current commission queue. FOR HOLIDAY ORDERS AND SPECIAL DEADLINES PLEASE MESSAGE BEFORE MAKING YOUR PURCHASE TO BE SURE I CAN GET IT TO YOU IN TIME!
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 me via Etsy conversation along with any questions.
*This listing is for an 8 x 10 or 9 x 12 inch portrait of one pet. 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.