Commissioning a portrait of you pet may seem daunting. There can be many “what-ifs” and apprehension about the cost. I’ll try to address the most common questions here:
Cost: A “dog face” portrait painted by me is currently $300. This is for a hand painted oil painting of your dog with a solid color background. Any additions (listed below) will each be $50.00 per painting. Additions for consideration are: 1) full body painting, 2) detailed background, 3) additional dog subjects ($50.00 per each dog added) & 4) sizes larger than 80” circumference (20” square, 16” X 20”, etc.). I am more than happy to discuss pricing with you.
Size: Without fail, the “model” (dog) and his photo suggest the best size and layout for their portrait. Some are best on a square canvas and some lend themselves to a rectangular layout. I prefer to work on larger paintings and there is much to be said of a portrait that is “larger than life”. My standard sizes are: 16” X 16”; 20” X 20”; & 16” X 20”, but each painting is individual and sizing will need to be considered when discussing layout.
Lead time: As the paintings are really hand done and only worked on by me, this will vary depending upon my work load when the painting is commissioned. I will try to accommodate requests when possible, but please try and allow 3-4 weeks minimum.
Design: I will be happy to work with you in composing a painting that will make you happy. Photographs are used as the basis of the painting in order to maintain accuracy of unique features and characteristics. However, many elements will be enhanced or minimized in the painting process to provided the most esthetically pleasing portrait. As an artist, there will be considerations that I will bring to the table, but I will get your approval on the composition prior to actually beginning the painting.
Ordering: Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone me at (425) 495-3904 to discuss your dog’s portrait. I will ask that you furnish me with photos of your pet and ask a few questions about the dog’s personality. I like to be familiar with the dog I’m painting! Once I look over the photos, I will discuss my thoughts for the painting that will show the dog to the best advantage! A deposit of $100.00 will be required at this point. I will then proceed to the best of my ability to paint an accurate, artistic portrayal of your pet.
Payments: To keep pricing down, I prefer payment in the form of check or cash. As a deposit of $100.00 is due upon ordering, the balance will be due upon delivery of the completed portrait.
Shipping: Shipping charges, if applicable, will be charged in addition to the cost of the painting. Shipping is from Renton, Washington.
Framing: Price quoted is for unframed art, but as I have a source for reasonably priced frames, I will be happy to assist in ordering the framing.
Guarantee: All portraits carry a 100% money-back guarantee. If for any reason you are not totally satisfied with your portrait, I will refund your entire purchase price. Once you receive the finished painting, hang it in your home to enjoy. Share it with friends and family. At the end of 30 days, if you are not totally satisfied with your portrait, return it to me for a complete refund. I want you to be happy!