The process begins with learning about each pet’s unique personality. I am an animal lover and am thrilled to read all about your furry friend.
Using the information you provide and the photo or photo’s provided I will be able to capture their individuality.
When choosing a photo for me to work from please choose one or several that you think really sum them up or have expressions you like.
0 1. PLEASE UPLOAD at least one detailed, clear and close-up photo that shows your pet’s personality.
0 2. PHOTOS MUST be in focus.
0 3. HIGH-RESOLUTION photographs are preferred (at least 300 dpi).
0 4. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that the portrait will be a reflection of the photo you provide: I do not create or modify poses, nor do I remove scarves, sweaters or other objects. Nor can I change the color of any props, toys, or clothing
0 5. CAPTURING THE DETAIL in your fur-baby’s eyes and the nose is crucial; your photograph must show the eyes clearly with accurate color. Please make sure that the photograph represents the accurate color of your pet’s fur. (I love Instagram as much as you, but filters are not your friend here!)
0 6. IMAGES WITH bright colors and good light will result in the best portraits.
0 7. IT IS BEST to take photos outside in natural light; however, be careful not to take photos with the sun behind you, as it will cause shadows.
0 8. IF YOU CANNOT take your pet’s photo outside, the next best option is an area with lots of available light so you do not have to use a flash.
To have the pets in the same painting – second pet, please add 15% to the price, third pet, please add a total of 25%.
DO I GET TO SEE A PREVIEW OF MY PET PORTRAIT BEFORE IT IS SENT?
Yes, you will be emailed a digital photo of the finished painting to make sure you are entirely happy with your dog portrait.
WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU USE?
Professional quality acrylic paint on stretched canvas and a matt varnish is applied to protect against ultraviolet light, dirt and moisture.
DOES THE PAINTING COME READY TO HANG?
Yes, you can choose between a claw hanging hook at the top of the canvas or double wiring can be installed to the back of the canvas so that it is ready to hang when it arrives.
DO I HAVE TO PAY A DEPOSIT?
Yes, to secure a place in the painting schedule, a 25% deposit is payable once painting starts.
HOW DO I PAY YOU?
Bank transfer, or thru my website… I will set up a Custom Link just for you.
Usually 4-6 weeks depending on schedule, If you need the portrait for a particular date please let me know – for example, a birthday, wedding gift or Christmas present.
IS THERE A COST FOR SHIPPING?
For commissioned paintings in NZ postage is free. For International customers, a quote can be given when size and destination are known.
An original 8 x 8″ pet portrait starts at $250 and includes finishing and hanging. How about a larger 16 x 12 portrait which begins at $400. Want more information or to customize your experience further?
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