Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Does my pet need to pose for you?
A: Absolutely not. Simply email a variety of photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and this way we can discuss which photos will translate to make the best painting.
Q: What is your pricing?
A: Pricing is according to canvas or panel size:
6×6"– $99; 8×8"– $139; 8×10"– $159; 11×14"– $199; 12×12"– $199; 12×16"– $250; 16×16"– $300; 16×20"– $350; 20×20"– $400; 18×24"– $450; 20×24"– $500; 24×24"– $550; 24×30"– $600; 30×30"– $650; 30×40"– $700; 36×36"– $750
Other sizes are available, these are some of the more standard sizes.
Q: What about payments?
A: I try to make this process as easy as possible, with 50% down payments to begin the process. Payments can be done with Paypal, which allows complete privacy, and all options of payment – bank account or credit/debit cards and I never see your personal information, it is completely secure. The second half of the payment can be done the same way (with added shipping costs if applicable) upon approval of an emailed photo of the finished painting or as cash when picking up in person.
Q: Which photos do I choose?
A: Natural light photos are always most preferable. In the case that you do not have that one great photo, send as many as possible and I can do something based on the best we have, or a combination thereof.
Q: How long will it take to do my pet portrait?
A: It depends on the size and complexity of the painting. It's best to allow at least two weeks. During the busy December holidays, I will need a couple week's notice, so I can schedule you in.
Q: What mediums do you use?
A: I work mostly with oils on canvas or wood panel. If you have any specific requests, please let me know when ordering and I will be happy to consider it!
Q: What about framing?
A: I do not frame the paintings, but they will be stretched. Depending if you do intend to frame, I will paint on a 7/8" canvas, which will make it easier for you to find frames.
If you know that you definitely do NOT want to frame your painting, I will use a 1.5" thick canvas and paint the sides, so you can hang up as is with no frame, or use a canvas floater frame.