When you commission a portrait in oil please allow at least 2 - 4 + weeks (depending on size) turnaround time.
I generally work from photo reference, for example if you have a specific photo you would like translated into a painting. I can also work from multiple images, if you don't have that one perfect shot, to get the best lighting and close up details possible.
Next, choose the background you would like. It can be a plain color or loosely suggested background to focus on your
pet. Of course we can keep the background from your photo reference or you can choose a particular setting - for example a favorite place in your home, out on the prairie, a renaissance
landscape, or a background taken from a famous painting.
Finally decide on the size of your painting. This is usually closely related to your budget.
Portrait prices depend on the size of the painting, portrait type (head, 3/4 or full body view) and type of background (amount of detail).
As a reference point, Fine-Art-Portraits start at size 8"x 10", head view with plain background (i.e. Mato above) for US $ 860.-.
I also offer:
"Great Gift Portraits", size 5"x 7" for $ 380.- from photo provided.
"Memorial Portraits", size 3"x 4" for $ 190.- from photo provided.
Please email or call to get an estimate for exactly the painting
you have in mind. The paintings are sold without a frame.
I ask for 30% as a retainer and prefer payment via PayPal, Zelle or check.
If you are not thrilled with the result of your portrait, I will return your retainer.
I offer personalized portrait gift certificates.
My main area of art is children's fiction and non fiction illustration. I have way over 100 books, puzzles, games, advent calenders, posters, covers and editorial illustrations published. You can view the galleries and order books and puzzles on my illustration website: