Custom Pet Potrait Painting Examples
I specialize in painting commissioned fine art pet portraits, done from your photographs. My portrait work is all original and completely hand painted, (not a touched up print, or computer generated painting.) I am an animal artist that specializes in commissioned, custom pet portrait paintings.
Animals have always been a favorite subject matter for my original art work. I especially love the challenge of capturing each ones unique features and personality in a custom portrait. I often paint my custom art of cat, dog, horse & domestic animals, yet love the challenge of painting all types of animals that are kept as favorite pets!
Each painting is individually created to give you a lifetime memory of a loyal friend. I work from your photographs for my portrait work, that I paint in oil or soft pastels. Both mediums will give you not only the finest quality, but also the longest lasting type of portraits available. Pastels offers rich colors, extreme longevity, a similar look to oil (at a slightly lower cost) and are done on heavy archival, museum quality paper. Oil paintings are done on stretched archival canvas.
I work in a realistic style that has been described as having a softness or "aura" about it. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Illustration.
Each custom portrait is ready to be framed to last for generations. Your complete
satisfaction of the portrait is guaranteed!
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The eyes are the most important part of a portrait. I especially enjoy the challenge of capturing each animals personality in their eyes!
Pastel on Museum Grade Paper.
Pastel Painting on museum grade paper.
My animal portraits are available in either pastel or oil paint. Pastels offers rich colors, extreme longevity, a similar look to oil (at a slightly lower cost) and are done on heavy archival, museum quality paper. Oil paintings are done on stretched archival canvas. Each custom portrait is ready to be framed to last for generations, and is created to give you a lifetime memory of a loyal animal friend. I work in oil and pastels for my paintings, to give you the finest quality, and the longest lasting type of original portraits available. Pastel paintings that are hundreds of years old in museums still have their wonderful colors and hold up very well over time. My paintings are shipped unframed, and securely packed. Oil paintings will need to be framed without glass while Pastel paintings are framed with glass to protect the surface.
I work from your photographs to create each commissioned portrait. I can print out clear emailed photographs or use your original mailed ones, as reference photo's to paint from. I will email you a computer scan of your portrait while it is in progress - to get your feedback and approval, so that any changes if needed, can be made before its completion.
I paint many portraits as a memorial of a favorite pet that has passed away. They are also a great way to capture the likeness of a special living pet, and make very unique gifts. Portraits can capture an animal friend in a way that photographs rarely can! I have painted many portraits of dogs and cats along with horses, macaws, donkeys and even pet wolves over the years. If you have any questions or think that you may be interested in having a portrait painted, but are not quite sure where to start? Just email me - I am always glad to help out!
You can order a custom pet portrait of your favorite animal with either a 20% or 50% down payment. Your final payment will then be due upon your approval of the final proof that I will send on the portrait. I normally send the first proof when the portrait is about 80% done. Then if there is any area that needs to be adjusted it can be done at that point, before the portrait is
complete. If you would have any questions on having a pet portrait painted, I am always glad to help out!
The above cat paintings are done in oil on stretched canvas.
The above two dog portraits are done in pastel on museum paper.
A few comments on my pet portraits:
"Wow! It is even better than I imagined."
"I would say that you do a remarkable job. The color of the background is great too."
"Both portraits look wonderful. You really captured my cat's coloring."
"We are very pleased with the pet portrait proofs and look forward to receiving them."
"My dog's portrait is absolutely perfect - he is so beautiful, I would not change one thing - it looks exactly like him."
"The portrait of our dog, my wife loves it!"
Your may start with a small 20% down payment on your portrait or a 50% downpayment.
Please visit my prices and ordering info. page for more information.
Oil on canvas.
Your Satisfaction is 100% Guaranteed!