Commissioning a Pet Portrait
Commissioned portraits are original paintings in oil. I will consult with patrons in person or via e-mail, in order to create a composition for each piece. Some patrons have an exact idea of how the finished painting should look, while others will ask for the artist's suggestions until a final composition is designed.
Since I typically work from photographs, I recommend that patrons provide favorite photos of their animals as a starting point for the portrait. Once I have received your photos, I will create conceptual sketches for how the final portrait could look. This ensures that your are getting exactly what you want.