Pets are such loving, unselfish companions and add such joy to our lives. Custom Pet portraits are becoming more and more popular way to honor that love and immortalize your pet. I can provide an original, hand painted portrait or drawing of your beloved pet. Its a wonderful way to remember them always and makes a great gift as well.
“My Dog Buck was my best friend, faithful and loyal companion.. After a bout with cancer, we lost him. We were devastated beyond words. Carol’s portrait of him blessed our family so much! It is one of my most treasured possessions! She poured her heart and soul into it” Sharon in Knoxville TN
My paintings are NOT digitally enhanced photos like you see in some portrait offers, you will get a true ORIGINAL, HAND PAINTED or drawn pieces of art.
I like to capture the “soul” and personality of the animals instead of just the image. I work from photos so it is very convenient for all. This provides convenience for you since you can send me several pictures of your pet and we can pick the best one or combine parts of several to create the best possible final product.
I work in either acrylics or charcoal pencil. With acrylics I use museum canvas ( wrap around) or canvas board if you prefer to frame your artwork. On museum canvas I paint around the sides so it does not need a frame. The hard canvas board is easier to put in a frame if you prefer that. Canvas board art is shipped unframed so you can pick a frame that best fits your decor.
Charcoal pencil will be on high quality art paper on foam board backing ready for you to frame.
Whether you have a dog, horse, cat bird or… I can paint it or draw it.
GREAT GIFT!! You can give a gift certificate for the portrait and the recipient can send me their favorite pictures. I will email you a gift certificate you can print or email to put your friend in contact with me. More details in FAQ section below.
Pet Portraits from Photos is the easiest way to accomplish a great picture of a moving target!! As you can see below, I can capture your pet in great detail.
Prices and information:
While not the cheapest, I am dedicated to a quality painting that will bring you years of joy. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. You pay half to start and don’t pay the other half until you are pleased with the picture and ready to have it shipped. I require a 2 to 6 week lead to paint a pet portrait. It may be 2 weeks, but it depends on how many others I’m working on at the time. If it is a Christmas gift, I do my best to have all those done in time. Please call me to discuss details and scheduling. I can be reached at 865-262-8422 or email me at PetPortraits
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These are the most common sizes although we can discuss other sizes according to your needs. If it says “head only” its because that small of a canvas will not allow enough room for detail on an entire dog body.
12 x 12 canvas……………………………$325 (head only) SALE $225.00
11 X 14 canvas……………………………$375 (head only) SALE $275.00
16 X 20………………………$465 (head or whole body) SALE $395.00
20 X 24………………………$495 (head or whole body) SALE $395.00
BLACK and WHITE Charcoal DRAWING
11 X 14 canvas……………………………$125 (head only) SALE $80.00
16 X 20………………………$200(head or whole body) SALE $150.00
20 X 24………………………$250 (head or whole body) SALE $190.00
Each additional pet is 25% more and 2 or more pets are available only on a 16 X 20 canvas or larger.
Other sizes available by special request, please call for a quote.
STANDARD SHIPPING is FREE (within Continental US) but if you prefer Priority or Express shipping, there is an up charge depending on the size of your art.
For now I only ship within the Continental US. If your state requires tax on online purchases, that will be added to your total.
HOW TO PAY:
Please contact me by phone or email with your pet photo image. Once we work out the details, I will email a bill for the half up front through a secure link to Paypal. You can use any credit card and you do not have to have a Paypal account to use it. You can choose to mail a check, but that does hold up the work since I cannot start the portrait until the check clears – usually 5 days after deposit. I take Zelle as well. Please be aware that once I start a pet portrait, the deposit if non refundable.
HOW to send the pictures:
Its quickest to Email me your pet pictures HERE . The clearer they are, the better the picture will be. Please provide files at least 800 x 600 pixels or more. You can scan photos at Walgreens or CVS, save on a USB drive or cd. Copy the files to your computer and you can then email me the photos. If you are not comfortable with these details, I can walk you through it. You can send them snail mail, but again, that takes time.
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HOW TO select your picture.
The best paintings come from the best pictures. A picture taken outdoor with good light is best. Flash picture usually give red eye and make it hard to see the eyes. If the pet is a small part of a bigger picture, it will not contain enough detail to paint well. I’m happy to go over your pictures and suggest which would make the best portrait.
Picture taken outside are best as daylight gives lots of detail and shadows add interest to the picture. Take your pictures at the same level as the pet rather than standing over them for a better angle. If you take the picture outside, you can kneel down to the dogs level to get a level picture.
See the difference in these images.
If its an indoor picture, use a flash as it enhances the detail. If you get red eye I can fix that with an extra picture or two that lets me see eye color. If your pet is deceased, we’ll try and work with what you have to make a good portrait.
You can email multiple photos to help me capture the animal better or if you need our expert advice on which one would make the best portrait.
I will email you a digital photograph of your portrait when completed for your approval before final balance payment and mailing.