Commissions require a couple digital photos, taken without a flash preferably. You can use a lamp as a direct light source, or photograph of your furry child in the morning or latter afternoon.
If all you have is that one photo, don't hesitate to send it to me via digital image, or USPS. I will let you know if I can use it.
Turn around time for each commission is two to four weeks depending on my schedule, and when you need to have the painting by! Please don't wait till the last second, as I may have a show coming up or something else that I'm in the middle of. Sometimes I can create your special portrait within a week, but if I'm already working on one it may take much longer!
All paintings are copyrighted. I reserve the right for reproductions if applicable.
I keep all reproduction rights of all original paintings!
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This picture of the dog below was created using pastels size 11x14This picture of the cat below was created using acrylics size 11x14Basically, the better the photo/digital image, the better the painting. Send me what you have and I will respond to you as fast as I can, to let you know if it will will work.
Photos/digital images: please take photo without a flash. Ideal lighting is outside in the morning light or afternoon lite with the sun coming from the side or 3/4 view. You can also use a lamp if photo is taken inside without the flash. Please note... if your cat/dog or?? moves too much for the camera, look and see if you have an action mode in the camera or cell phone.. if you do use it and hold the button down to take continuous photos..then you will be able to catch the picture you want!!
Once your photo or digital image is approved I will ask you to place a 40% deposit into my paypal account. If this doesn't work for you, please ask me about other possiblities to getting me a deposit before I can start your painting.
My prices start at around 225.00+ for a single portrait (mug shot, (11x14) and start at around 350.00+ for a double portrait 16x20 (head and shoulders). If you want a larger painting eg. 18x24 the price is higher. Full figured portrait prices vary in accordance to complexity. If it was just a mug shot, (showing just the face and shoulders) it could be 275.00 for a 16x20. If you would like an action shot,.. eg. a horse/dog/cat/cow running through a field it would cost more. Send me your picture for a quote! Don't be shy now!!
Please note: acrylic paintings are a bit higher in cost than pastel paintings, (25-30%) as they take longer to create and they are painted on gallery wrap canvas. Tax is not included in estimated prices! Prices are not carved in stone. Please send me your proposed photo when you contact me for specifics on pricing!
Every portrait is special. You are special. .. and your pet is special!
If you want your special pet in a unique background eg. mountains in the back, wading through water, flowers etc, the price will go up a bit depending on complexity.
If you have a small space, and want a small portrait eg. birthday present for you "sister or friend" I can create a close up (11x14) face only for AROUND 200.00-225.00 (pastels)+-. Price varies.
For a single portrait face only, 8x10 closeup is about 125.00 depending on complexity. Send me your photo or digital image and I will let you know if I can work from that. Acrylics are 25.00 higher in price.
Example of cropping: This picture is only 8x10 inches! Closeup. Loose, almost impressionistic, yet it captures the personality and likeness! These original 8x10s are created to catch the essence of your pet for around 125.00-150.00. They make GREAT GiFTS!!
If you want something whimsical, I can do that too, prices vary.
The 70.00 paypal icon below is designed for your convenience as a deposit for your next commission.
If you want an existing image seen from this website :Eg: a Giclee print on wrap around canvas 8x10 cost is 70.00 plus shipping. Larger size 16x20 cost is 150.00. A print on epson paper is much less, please contact me for more information! All prices are subject to change without notice! All images are copyrighted!!
All images are copyrighted. All rights are reserved.
If you would like personal cards using the painting I created for you or using an existing image on this website click on the words "existing image"and let me know which ones you want! 3.75 per card plus shipping.
Quotes from satisfied customers:
"I'M FREAKING LOVE IT ! ! ! ! ! I can¹t wait to get it!!!!!!!!
Your the best!!!!!" PS
The picture above is of one of my favorite cats--thats being camera shy for this photo.
This gal commissioned me for a birthday gift to her partner and was told "Thank you HONEY!!! You are so thoughtful. This was my most special “Birthday” ever!!!!!" Rbcca
"The drawing is totally cute!!" MB
"Sandy, the one of Mocha is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" PC