Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Does my pet need to pose for you?
A: Absolutely not. Email a variety of photos to email@example.com and this way we can discuss which photos will translate to make the best painting.
Q: Which photos do I choose?
A: Natural light photos are always 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 few weeks. During the December holidays, I will a month's notice at the very least.
Q: What mediums do you use?
A: I work exclusively with oil on canvas and sometimes I like to add extra texture, it depends on the subject.
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 pick out 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.
Q: What is your pricing?
A: Each size has a different price, as does the complexity of the piece, and time requirements, so email me your specifications along with photos you are considering to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will call or email you back. You can also use the contact form from this site to request a consultation.
Q: What about payments?
A: I try to make this as easy as possible. 50% down payments to begin the process 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.