Dog Portrait Commissions
Commission an oil painting of your Dog.
I offer custom pet portraits painted from your photographs by commission. My oil paintings are rich and vibrant and full of character. You can choose a muted palette of neutrals, or a more colourful painting as in Wilbur's portrait seen below, (which is a 60 x 60cm oil on stretched canvas).
When booking a commission, you are welcome to email me with any questions and photographs and then the next step is a phone consultation where we can discuss your ideal painting and have a chat about the available photographs and any special requirements and timescale. I will then email an agreement with the planned date of completion, which should be signed and returned with the deposit of 50% of the agreed commission price. The time it will take me to complete your dog's portrait will depend largely on how many portraits are currently in progress, however as a guide it would normally take me around 4 weeks to complete an oil portrait, from booking to collection.
The finished painting.
Once your portrait is completed, I will send you a photograph of the finished work for your approval. We can then arrange collection. If the painting is to be delivered, I will wrap and box the painting super securely, and organise a courier service..
The best photographs for me to use as reference material, are well lit, close up and clear, with the eyes being particularly important. Send as many photos as you like, as they all help me to If you need any help or tips in taking the right photos to make a great picture, I can give you some handy tips. Pet portraits are painted on stretched premium cotton canvas, so you have the option of hanging with or without a frame. 50% deposit secures your place on my studio list.