Thank you for your interest in my work! Please follow the steps below, and don’t hesitate to contact me at the bottom of the page if you have questions!
What you will receive....
- A vibrant watercolor painting created from your special photo!
- Each painting includes a 1 inch border for framing.
- Painting care guide to ensure that your painting stays beautiful for years to come. I use the highest quality supplies, including lightfast pigments that are not prone to fade over time.
- Your portrait will arrive mounted on an acid free mat. If you would like your painting framed please contact me for options and quote.
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Gift wrapped
- Thank you note for you, or if sending directly as a gift I am happy to include a card to the recipient.
- Additional surprise item of my choice.
CHOOSE YOUR PHOTO
High quality reference photos are very important to the success of a painting, especially in the case of animal portraits! Check out my tips below to ensure a effective reference photo.
REVIEW YOUR OPTIONS
Review the size and background styles listed. You will be able to select your options when you book your commission. Please contact me for special sizes!
BOOK YOUR SPOT
You can book your commission date directly from this site! I want to make sure you get the best service, therefore, I only offer a limited number of commissions per month.
Having a good reference photo is critical for an accurate painting! Make sure that your photo is taken at high resolution and in natural light if at all possible. Cell phone cameras take great pictures! Use your regular camera settings and avoid applying filters. Pictures taken through apps like SnapChat or taking screenshots of Facebook photos, for example, do not have the resolution to allow me scale the photo up for detail.
For pet portraits, I would love to get an additional photo with a close up of your pet’s eyes. The eyes are the windows to the soul they say, and I have found that to be true! A painting does not come to life until I get the eyes completed. When taking pictures of dogs, notice where your camera is focusing. Their snout is typically longer and your camera will tend to focus there. To change this on your cell phone double tap the screen over their eyes.
I love to get additional photos (or even video) of the subject so that I can further understand their personalities. However, please submit at least one photo of the pose you would like on the finished piece. I can also attempt to combine photos of pets or a separate background with another photo. An easy way to check what your image will look like without a background is to use https://remove.bg.
Note, if you are unable to get updated pictures of the subject, please send me what you have and I will work with you to get any additional details needed.
My paintings always center around distinct subjects whether a pet, flower, etc. Therefore, backgrounds will always be blurred or out of focus so that I can make the main subject stand out.
Great Reference Photos!
Not as Expressive
Shipping and framing are not included in the prices below. Each painting will include 1 inch around outside of painting for framing if you choose.
8 x 10 inches
9 x 12 inches
10 x 14 Inches
I can do a variety of custom sizes. Please contact me for further information and quote!
To quickly see what your image would look like without a background you can try https://www.remove.bg/.
A partial background may be required if your pet or subject is white around the outside of the image. I will communicate with you prior to starting the piece if this is necessary.
All backgrounds will be blurred, minimal or out of focus to let your main subject shine!
THIS SECTION IS IN PROCESS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A COMMISSION PLEASE EMAIL ME!
My goal is always to provide a great experience! I have moved to offering commission dates, instead of a wait list, so that you have a better idea of when your painting will be completed. I make every effort to complete your painting on the date you choose and you will receive updates on the progress.
It is not required that you submit a reference photo prior to booking your date but please submit the photo(s) at least one week prior to your chosen commission date. I will send you a reminder 10 days before your date.
A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking and balance is due prior to shipping the finished piece. Further description of terms and conditions are available after you choose your date from the calendar below. Note that you have 10 days from the date you book your date to cancel and receive a full refund.
Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. I am looking forward to hearing from you!