Most frequently asked questions and answers for pet portrait orders. Feel free to reach out if you don’t see what you’re looking for.
Like good pizza, good art takes time. Pieces within the sizes listed can be complete and ready to ship within three weeks, but please note that oils can take over a week to dry and even a rush order will require drying time.
If you have a particular deadline in mind, feel free to reach out to see if I can work with you to make it happen!
I can definitely put multiple pets in one portrait!
If you can find a photo with all the pets together to use as a primary reference, there is no extra charge, pricing is just based on size. But if they’re all in different photos and need to be arranged into one piece then I charge a 10% composition fee. Adjusting the lighting to make different photos look natural together can be a real challenge, so one photo is better if possible.
Pet portraits are priced by size, and you can see a full list of available sizes here on my pricing page.
The best photos to paint from are taken in natural light, about 6 feet away from your pet. Bonus points if you can get down to their eye level!
Outside is best, but near a window works too, especially if the inside lights are out.
To get a picture of your dog without them running over to you, it helps to leash them to something first 🙂 Toss a few freebie treats to get a big smile!
But if you can’t get perfect photos, don’t worry. I can work with what you’ve got!
I’ll reach out by email within a day or two. We’ll confirm the composition and you’ll get to see a quick mockup before I get started on canvas.
After that, you can expect updates every few days to see how your portrait is coming along. If you see anything you’d like me to move or change, just let me know.
Once your portrait is complete, it will take a few days to dry. Then you can come pick it up from the studio or I’ll pack and ship it out to you!