About Pet Portrait Commissions
Pet Portrait watercolour painting commissions, a very accurate and detailed original representation and therefore requires a very good resolution photograph of the pet for me to work from. I work mainly in watercolour and these take me around 2 weeks to do one head study. I can work from owner’s photos if good enough, but also I am able to visit to take photos as have a very good camera. The better the photo of the pet the better the painting. I make a small additional charge for visits according to distance and time this takes, but the client can visit me if the subject is a dog. I keep the client informed of timing; when I can make a start and send images during the drawing process before I start painting as a proof for the likeness.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for all pet portrait commissions to book a space and covers for some of the work as a guarantee for me to go ahead with the painting. The balance is only payable on completion and satisfaction. I will send an image of the final painting, but an image of the painting is not always a true representation of colour, size etc., so it is recommended to visit me at my studio to view and collect.
It is possible for me to post the pet portrait painting in a sturdy large tube, so the painting isn’t rolled too tight at an extra cost of the postage. This of course varies on whether UK or an overseas address. I usually use next day delivery within the UK due to the insurance cover included.
An oil painting does take longer and postage will be more as a bulkier item.
If you’re looking for a more affordable option you might like to consider an iPet portrait, you can find more details of these on the About iPet Portrait page.
View the full terms & conditions here.