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How does it work?
How long does it take?
Each portrait will be timed according to other ongoing projects.
How much does it cost?
My paintings are acrylic painted on a cradled board or on a box I build for 24″ x 24″ or larger.
6″ x 6″ $200
11″ x 17″ or 12″ x 12″ $400
24″ x 24″ $600
48″ x 48″ | multiple pets $1200
Prices vary with more figures and added complexity.
I am under a tight deadline, can you do a rush job?
Sure but it’ll cost ya.
How do I get a good photo pf my pet?
To get an excellent painting of your pet I need good photos. I will come and photograph your pet, or you can bring them to me. I charge $60/ hour for this service.
OR- you can easily take your own. Here’s how:
Photos must be taken in natural light, at the pet’s eye level. Get down low. I can’t tell you how many pictures I see with a little dog looking up at the owner. It helps to bring a friend along. One of you get the pets attention and the other take the shots. No flash. If your dog is like mine, the camera makes him nervous, so use the zoom feature. Take a minimum of 6 pictures. I may ask you for more.
The higher the resolution the better. Most pictures taken with your phone are just not going to cut it. However, if you must use your iphone to shoot the photos, turn up the resolution.
Get them to stand or sit up, look for the sun to be coming at a 3/4 angle to the pet. Look for light in their eyes, a shadow on one side of the face and did I say no flash?
No props, bows, or costumes. If it’s a dog, take them out to their favorite place to run and snap a bunch of pictures, 6 being the minimum.
If you have an indoor cat, take the shots when they are in natural light, near a window.
Lately I’m using the feature where the camera takes high speed bursts. You’re bound to get a few that I can use.