pet portrait pastel artist
Our pets occupy a special place in our hearts. A portrait created in a way that captures your pet's spirit can be enjoyed now and treasured long after the time you have spent together. I will consider it a privilege to paint a lasting memory for you of your beloved pet.
To order your portrait:
1. I will require accurate and clear photo references of your pet to be emailed to me. Select the best photos you have so that I can most accurately depict your pet. Here are some pointers regarding photos:
2. Once I have had a look at the photos, I will contact you to discuss your individual requirements.
Pastel Painting Price:
These are fairly standard sizes for portraits, but I can paint in other sizes too, which will be quoted upon request.
8" x 10" $375.00 (unframed)
10" x 13" $425.00 (unframed)
11" x 14" $425.00 (unframed)
Note Re Framing: Pastel paintings must be framed under glass and normally require matting or "spacers". Matting will greatly enhance the portrait and also make the overall framed measurements larger. If you wish to include framing in your portrait order, contact me for pricing and details.
Example: For an 8x10 painting with 2-1/2" matting, the overall framed size would be 13" x 15" + the width of whatever frame you choose.
3. I will take into consideration the type of portrait you are looking for and come up with a composition that is the most suitable, for your approval. If you look at the samples shown, I think you will see that I have a passion for what I do and that is reflected in a high quality portrait of the client's beloved pet. I want you to be completely happy with the finished portrait. I take the time needed to create the best possible portrait and commissions are limited to what my schedule allows.
4.Deposit Required: Once you have contacted me and the portrait details have been determined, you will be sent an email invoice and a 40% deposit will be required before I start the portrait. Due to the personalized nature of a pet portrait and the amount of work involved, the deposit is non-refundable after the portrait has been started. Once a commission is accepted, I will email photos showing the progress. Upon completion, if there are any minor changes or touch-ups required, I will be happy to do so at that time.
5. Shipment & Final Payment: I will notify you regarding shipment details and costs. The balance owing (including shipping) is due prior to shipment. The preferred method of payment is PayPal. Canadian orders can also pay via e-transfer. If you prefer, you may also pay using a Canadian or U.S. International Money Order.
Additionally you can commission a painting, for instance a wildlife painting, for which you don't have specific photographs for reference. Or, if you've fallen in love with a painting which has been sold and would like something similar, just email me for an individual quote.