Process I require a 50% nonrefundable deposit when I accept your commission and before starting the painting. Turnaround time will be discussed at time of ordering. Please let me know if you need the painting for a special occasion and I will try to accommodate you. If you are ordering for Christmas or other holidays, I would suggest placing your order at least one month in advance.
Contact me and I will have you email me digital images of your pet. The more the better! I will crop the photos and we can agree on portrait photo, size, and discuss details of your painting and agree on a price. I will email you a copy of our agreement and await your confirmation and deposit before beginning.
I will use artist quality, durable acrylic paint to create your portrait. When I have completed the portrait, I will send you a digital copy via email. You will then have the opportunity to accept the painting or suggest changes to be made. When these changes are complete, I will send you another digital photo via email for your approval.
Upon acceptance, I require the balance due after which I will send the painting to you. Professional packing and shipping (UPS) will be added to the final total as well as any taxes (RI). Pick up available in RI. Payment can be made either by check or PayPal. If by check, I will mail your final painting as soon I receive your check and it clears.
Pricing and Payment There are many different sizes, options and ideas that we can talk about when you contact me for a quote. Think about what type of canvas you would like a gallery wrapped canvas is painted around the edges and does not require a frame. Flat panels are easily framed in standard frame sizes. Basic canvases should be framed professionally. Here are the basic sizes and costs.
A variety of very clear pictures of your pet is very helpful. I really enjoy getting up-close and personal with your pet, so I usually do zoomed in head shots. However, I am willing to work with you if there are certain features or poses you want included.
Try to get at least one clear picture of your pets head, especially the eyes. It helps me create a more accurate painting and gives me an idea of their personality. Also close ups of any specific markings or items you want included such as a collar.
It is helpful to take pictures in natural light or a well lit room without a flash. If you do not have photos such as this, any photos you have are fine. I've even worked with photos taken of photos!
The more pictures the better!
Send via email to Tracie at firstname.lastname@example.org.