What better way to remember your pet than with a portrait? I am willing to help with that! Below you will find information if you would like to commission a portrait of your pet from me.
Photo Requirements for a Portrait
If you would like to commission a pet portrait and are looking at taking a photograph of your pet specifically for me to create a pet portrait from, you might find the information below helpful. If you need to ask any questions you are more than welcome to email me at any time. Not all mobile devices, such as camera phones or tablets, do not always produce a photo that is good enough to work from for a portrait. Digital cameras can sometimes be the best method to capture the best photo of your pet. If you only have access to a camera phone or tablet, try to take the best photo of your pet in a good, natural light source to make the most of your device's camera lense and capabilities.
Get down to your Pet's Level
Try not to take a photo while standing over your pet, this motion is natural since this is how we see our pets every day. Try to sit on the floor or crouch to catch a photo of your pet eye-to-eye on the same level before they come lunging at you for love.
If you can, try to take photos of your pets outside during a nice sunny day. If you are unable to do this, try taking pictures by windows. Natural light is better to capture the true colors of your pets, especially for darker pets. Try not to let the flash on your device go off, this creates an unwanted amount of light reflecting on your pet as well as dulling their colors. If you have a certain pose of your pet that you love, but the photo quality isn't that great, that's okay. Try taking a few more higher quality photos of your pet so I can implement those details to the pose.
I have many surface options available to me.
My Mini Series Portraits are done on 2"x2" stretched cotton canvas and 4"x4" mounted cotton canvas panel that come with a mini easel to display!
My other canvas material I use is Stretched Centurion Linen canvas or Centurion Linen Panels. Linen is a great surface to produce fine details on, so they are a great option for portraits.
All Commissions are painted with Acrylics unless otherwise requested by the client; secondary option: Oils
**For multiple pets in one painting, it will be $20 extra for each additional pet. Backgrounds may be an additional cost depending on the complexity.
Available Sizes with base costs:
|Mini Portrait Series|
|2" x 2" with Mini Easel||$25|
|4" x 4" with Mini Easel||$40|
|Canvas Linen Panel||Stretched Linen Canvas|
|Sizes||1/8" Thick*||Sizes||3/4" Deep*||1.5" Deep*|
|5"x 7"||$70||5"x 7"||$75||-|
|8" x 8"||$80||8" x 8"||-||$95|
|8" x10"||$100||8" x10"||$120||$135|
|9" x 12"||$170||9" x 12"||$180||$195|
|11" x 14"||$190||11" x 14"||$210||$225|
|12" x 12"||$200||12" x 12"||-||$225|
|12" x 16"||$220||12" x 16"||$230||$245|
|16" x 20"||$250||16" x 20"||$270||$300|
|18" x 24"||$300||18" x 24"||$320||$350|
|*Panels are the easiest to frame.||*All Edges will be painted.
*3/4" and 1.5" Deep Canvas can be framed, but will vary on availability in your area.