My animal portraits are available in either pastel or oil paint. THIS LISTING IS FOR AN OIL PAINTING PORTRAIT (done on an 8" x 10" sized canvas. Head or upper body work best for this size).
THESE ORIGINAL PORTRAITS MAKE GREAT GIFTS, OR AS A MEMORIAL FOR A SPECIAL PET THAT HAS PASSED AWAY.
Pastels offers rich colors, extreme longevity, a similar look to oil (at a slightly lower cost) and are done on heavy archival, museum quality paper. Oil paintings are done on stretched archival canvas. Each custom portrait is ready to be framed to last for generations, and is created to give you a lifetime memory of a loyal animal friend. I work in oil and pastels for my paintings, to give you the finest quality, and the longest lasting type of original portraits available. Pastel paintings that are hundreds of years old in museums still have their wonderful colors and hold up very well over time. My paintings are shipped unframed, and securely packed. Oil paintings will need to be framed without glass while Pastel paintings are framed with glass to protect the surface.
Your complete satisfaction of your custom animal / pet portrait is 100% guaranteed!
I work from your photographs to create each commissioned portrait. I can print out clear emailed photographs or use your original mailed ones, as reference photo's to paint from. I will email you a computer scan of your portrait while it is in progress - to get your feedback and approval, so that any changes if needed, can be made before its completion.
I paint many portraits as a memorial of a favorite pet that has passed away. They are also a great way to capture the likeness of a special living pet, and make very unique gifts. Portraits can capture an animal friend in a way that photographs rarely can! I have painted many portraits of dogs and cats along with horses, macaws, donkeys and even pet wolves over the years. If you have any questions or think that you may be interested in having a portrait painted, but are not quite sure where to start? Just convo me - I am always glad to help out!
My portrait work is done on the highest quality, archival museum paper for my pastel work and archival canvas for my oil paintings. These portraits will last for generations. I work from your photographs for portraits. I can print out emailed photographs to use for reference or your originals sent in the mail. Photographs will be returned to you with your finished portrait. I can work from just one of your dog, cat, horse or other pet photographs, if that is all you have available, but 2-3 are very helpful.
Portrraits can be painted as either head or full body poses. Special backgrounds and your pets name, can also be added to a portrait. Please email for a quote on these.
Paintings are sold unframed, as they ship best that way. I will include a framing and displaying information sheet along with your portrait. Pastel paintings are best displayed under a mat and need to be framed with glass. Oil paintings should be framed without glass.
* PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS FOR THE COMPLETION OF A PASTEL PAINTING AND 4-5 WEEKS FOR THE COMPLETION OF AN OIL PAINTING.
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PAYMENT AND SHIPPING
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MAY PAY FOR A PORTRAIT WITH A 1/3 DOWNPAYMENT IF YOU PREFER, WITH THE FINAL 2/3 DUE UPON THE COMPLETION OF THE PORTRAIT AND YOUR APPROVAL OF THE FINAL PROOF. I can invoice you through Paypal, if you prefer to pay this way.
Paypal, personal checks, and money orders are all accepted for payment. This painting will be very carefully double packed. Shipping is free within the USA. Full insurance is also included in the price.
About the Artist
I love painting and am a full time professional artist. I received a BFA degree with an emphasis in Illustration. Animals have always been a favorite subject matter of mine! I hope you will enjoy my original paintings and prints. My art work is in collections throughout the U.S.A., Canada and Europe.
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