Frequently Asked Questions
Highlights You Need to Know About Commissioning a Portrait
What medium do you work with?
All Paintings are created with the highest quality of oil paint. Each painting is finished with a protective varnish so your custom art will be protected for generations.
How fast will I receive the work?
Upon discussing your project a sketch will be made within 24-48 hours. Once you have approved the sketch I will begin painting and a final product will be ready within two weeks. Shipping is 3-5 business days.
How is the product shipped?
Your painting is packed with care. It is wrapped in tissue paper. Followed by bubble wrap and additional paper to allow for safe transportation. All work is insured for transportation purposes.
What is a good reference photo?
When looking through your pictures of your loved ones, or taking a new picture yourself, there are a few key things to consider. Does the image have good lighting? Dramatic lighting is fine and preferred, but a black pet in a dark room is not ideal. Does the image show true coloration? Sometimes images don't show the exact eye color or fur color. The more accurate your image is the better I can depict your pet. Is your pet at a good distance from the camera? If your pet is too far away from the camera I wont be able to distinguish details to capture for an ideal portrait. Does the image show your pets personality? Some pets are stoic, some are goobers, and some are in between. Think of how you want your pet to be commemorated and use those preferred images.
What if the pet has passed away or is a gift and images are limiting?
Please send me a message with the images you do have that may be ideal. If it is as simple as a tongue hanging out when you prefer it to be a closed mouth I will be able to work with the request.
Can I have more than one pet on a canvas?
Yes you can! Some sizes are better suited for two pets. An 8x10 or larger fits two pets well. If more than two pets are desired than a special size canvas is preferred. Both pets do not need to be in the same reference photo, but I will need two (or more) quality images of the pets to work from. To add an additional pet to your request it is $50 per pet added.