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Custom Pet Portrait
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Custom Pet Portrait
US $144.00   
Commissioning a pet portrait is as easy as contacting me and starting the conversation. You can view my Collection of Pet Portraits to see my style and if it is what you have in mind.

Often people are afraid to make contact if they don't know the ballpark range of pricing so I have included some pricing below:

Pricing and Ordering

Here is some basic information you should know beforehand:

All paintings are hand painted in oils on panels and come unframed.

Depending upon whether you want a head only portrait or full body, the price ranges with a plain background are as follows. I price my work on a linear inch system (height plus width times $12.00).

For sizes smaller than 8x10 inches, head only portraits are recommended, and only one pet.

6x6 inches, $144
5x7 inches, $144
6x8 inches, $168
8x8 inches, $192
8x10 inches, $216
10x10 inches, $240
12x12 inches, $288
16x20 inches, $432

Larger sizes (over 20 inches on one side) need to be discussed and may be priced higher per inch due to the time factor.

Add $35 for each additional pet in the painting and/or detailed background. Highly detailed or specific backgrounds may be more.


I will need one clear photo of your chosen pose (or we can discuss), as well as 3 or 4 additional photos that clearly show the animal's colors (especially eye color). Photographs can show a wide range of fur colors depending upon the lighting.

IMPORTANT: To obtain usable photos:

Photograph your pet from down at their eye level. If they are looking up at the camera it makes them look distorted (unless you WANT that - see Sprout). Having a second person help you by focusing the dog's attention on a squeak toy helps you pose the dog's head.

Photograph outdoors in light shade, or by a window. Bright sun and flash wash out the colors and make hard shadows.

After submitting your order, we will talk about your relationship with your pet so that I can get some sense of their personality.

A 25% deposit is required to begin the painting.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for completion of your pet portrait. It may be sooner, but it depends upon the wait list at the time you place your order.

GIFT CERTIFICATES are available if you want to give a gift now but do not have the pet's photos available.

100% Happiness Guarantee - I accept return of the work within 14 days if you are not happy with it and will refund all artist fees (less shipping costs) upon return of the artwork. If you return the artwork for a refund, you thereby relinquish all rights to the work and I am allowed to sell the original and any prints.

Prices shown are as of June 2018 and are subject to change. Your price will be confirmed in writing prior to beginning your artwork.

Shipping Costs are invoiced once the painting is shipped and the amount depends upon the size of the painting and the ship to address.

I look forward to "meeting" your pet!
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