A Custom Pet Portrait is a gift that will be cherished forever!
"MAKING A DREAM COME TRUE"
My Journey all started when I began teaching art in 1979 and my new adventure began when I retired in 2012. I decided to follow my life passion, creating special art that brings a smile to a person's face. I enjoy capturing a pet's character and bringing soul to their eyes as I create a custom pet portrait. A photo, I believe, can never express the warm feeling like a hand painted work of art can.
I love challenges and that is why I choose a wide variety of media. I began creating scratch art for family gifts and soon realized I had many people interested in a Pet Portrait of their special companion. Everyone loves their pet and soon my Custom Pet Portraits became a hit to many!
Color Pencil Pet Portraits
Multiple sizes are available, just click on the link at the top of my site and it will take you to sizes and prices that are available. All drawings are matted!
For Pricing click on link at the top of the page
PERSONALIZE A CREMATION URN WITH A MINIATURE PAINTING OF YOUR PET
Paintings for Cremation Urns
4"X4" ACRYLIC PAINTING "MIA"
Paintings are done on Ampersand Aquabord using acrylic paints or watercolors. Two sizes are available...4"X4" for $35.00 and 5"X5" for $45.00. The final painting is glued to the surface of the urn or the final painting may be placed on a miniature easel and set next to the memorial. Miniature easels are available for an extra cost.
FINAL PAINTING GLUED TO URN
The 4"X4" Aquabord is a perfect fit for this beautiful 4"X4" Urn box.
ORIGINAL PHOTO USED FOR REFERENCE
All I need are at least 2 clear photos of your pet to create a special keepsake painting.
Choose your Media
COMMEMORATE YOUR PET WITH A KEEPSAKE PORTRAIT
I offer a variety of media for you to choose from. When you're ready to order the first thing you'll need to do is find or take three good photos of your pet. I ask for at least three photos so I can review them and pick the best one for your chosen media. I mention some features I am looking for in a photo at the end of this section. If you have any questions on Pet Photos, please ask! Click on the link at the top of my Home Page to see my pricing. You may also check out my FaceBook business page to view additional examples. Email me or leave your contact info in my comment section and I will get back to you!
Acrylic and Oil Paintings
OILS AND ACRYLICS ON CANVAS
"In Memory of Jack" Oil on Canvas
I offer Oils on canvas in a variety of sizes ranging from 6"X6" all the way to 30"X36" The canvas is stretched and framing is available at an extra charge.
Acrylic paintings are done on a variety of surfaces...Stretched canvas (on the same sizes as oils),and Barn Wood. If you have another surface in mind, just check with me to see what I can do.
Acrylic Paintings on Slate
A GREAT WAY TO DISPLAY YOUR PET PORTRAIT OUTDOORS
An acrylic painting of your furry friend on slate. These pieces are available in a variety of sizes. They make great Welcome signs and a wonderful decoration for outdoors. All pieces are sprayed with a protective coating so the color stays fresh for a long time even when placed outside.
Miniature slate paintings
A GREAT IDEA FOR GIFT GIVING
A slate painting in a miniature form. These little slates are great for gift giving, ornaments or a neat little keepsake. Each piece comes with a ribbon or leather hanger, a charm and a gift bag. A special message may be added to the back. You may choose from a square or heart shape, 4"X4". The price is $30.00 plus shipping and handling.
MORE IDEAS FOR CREATING THAT SPECIAL PET PORTRAIT
More Custom Pet Portraits
Each year I am adding new media ideas so my customers have a range of art to choose from.
A UNIQUE MEDIA
These unique art pieces have been a hit with multiple customers. I started out creating these pieces on original Scratch Board (more like a heavy oak tag paper, inked), matted and framed the final piece. Now I use a scratchboard (more like a piece of plywood, inked) that has a very durable surface. I use special inks to add a bit of color to the finished piece. I also have wood frames for the Scratchboards for $10.00-$25.00 depending on the size of the scratchboard I use.
PASTEL PET PORTRAITS
Pastels is another way of creating that special Pet Portrait. I use a combination of block pastels, pastel pencils and pan pastels. I work on 9"X12" pastel paper for one pet. The final piece is sprayed, matted and framed all for $95.00 plus shipping and handling. Multiple pets can be done for an extra $20.00 for each additional pet. This extra cost will also include the larger paper and frame size.
ORIGINAL PET PORTRAIT WATERCOLORS
I use 140 lb.cold press watercolor paper, pan and tube paints. I also offer watercolors on Aquaboard in a variety of sizes. The portraits done on paper are matted and framed. Aqua board is a very durable surface and may be framed with a wood frame for and extra charge.
If you are interested in ordering a custom Pet Portrait email me at least 3-4 clear photos of your pet. I work from photographs for the art. Good details, natural lighting and a close up shot work best. A great piece of art begins with an excellent photo! Basically, if you can clearly see the eyes, the photo should work well. A clear photo where I can see your pet's face, eyes and fur color is essential to capture your pet's great personality. Because of copyright, no professional photos may be used!
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