I love creating original portraits of the four-legged (or winged) members of a family. I am also happy to create a custom illustration for your content.
You can choose an oil painting on wrapped canvas (can be displayed without a frame) or a work on paper. An original on archival paper can be either a pen and ink drawing or the drawing with watercolor highlights.
Email me if you'd like more information about getting a painting or drawing of your dog, cat, iguana or jackalope!
See below for a few examples of commissions I have done, pricing and process details - and finally, testimonials of happy clients.
Posts with dog images
Posts with bird images
Posts of completed commissions
Afghan 12" x 12" oil
Paso Finos 24" x 36" oil
Ginger - 12" x 12" oil
Dasher the labrador - 24" x 24" oil
Rascal - 12" x 16" ink and watercolor
Kai the parrolet - 9" x 12" ink, watercolor
"Bonded" - Apollo and Lily - ink and watercolor
Shelby - 12" x 12" oil
$1000 for a 12" x 12" or 8" x 10" original oil painting on gallery-wrapped canvas (unframed.) Deposit of $250 required to begin work*
$2000 for 20" x 20" or 18" x 24" original oil painting on gallery-wrapped canvas (unframed.) Deposit of $500 required to begin work*
$200 for 5" x 7" pen and ink original (with some watercolor highlights if desired) on archival watercolor paper (unframed.) Deposit of $50 required to begin work*.
$500 for 8" x 10", "9 x 12" or 12" x 16" pen and ink original (with some watercolor highlights if desired) on archival watercolor paper (unframed.) Deposit of $100 to begin work*.
(*Balance on all types and sizes is due when the painting is completed.)
I can work from your photographs, or if you are near the San Francisco area, I can take photographs for an additional $100.
For tips on taking a great source photograph of your dog for me to use, please see my Pinterest board on that topic.
Usually I like to deliver oil paintings as soon as they are done, so recommend that you add varnish about 6 months after you receive your oil painting to keep it shiny and clean. You can bring it back to me for this service for an additional fee. (Learn more.)
To get started, simply Email me.