All custom works are traditionally painted acrylic on canvas in non-traditional colors. This means that I work in traditional techniques. I painstakingly sketch the likeness of your animal onto the canvas, use paint brushes and vivid paints to create a one-of-a-kind painting on stretched canvas, wired and ready to hang when it arrives at your house. Commissioning is easy, and fun!
If you are ordering anything larger than 20x24 inches, and wish to split your payment up into two payments, contact me through email. For two-payment transactions, a 50% non-refundable deposit will be made through Venmo or the security of Paypal. Simply log into Paypal, click "send money", enter my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the amount.
For sizes 8x8 through 24x36, for now commission transactions will be done through Etsy, or if you contact me, through email. (A shopping cart is being set up for something easier in the future.) If you want something larger than 24x36, email me and we'll talk about it. I love making large scale pieces :)
Commission prices listed are for one subject per canvas.
8x8 is $150.00 (head or face only)
8x10 is $225.58 (head or face only)
11x14 is $442.89 (head or face only)
18x18 is $499.50 (composition will depend on the reference photo)
16x20 is $553.89 (composition will depend on the reference photo)
20x20 is $610.50 (composition will depend on the reference photo)
18x24 is $670.00
20x24 is $740.00
24x24 is $777.00
24x30 is $888.00
24x36 is $1054.50
30x30 is $1300.00
30x40 is $1700.00
36x36 is $2200.00
36x48 is $2700.00
48x60 is $3500.00
**Regarding the number of subjects (this will not apply to your piece if you only have one pet in the painting.) If you would like a painting with more than one subject, each additional subject is $100.00 added to the price of the canvas size. Not all canvas sizes can accommodate more than one subject. The smallest canvas to accommodate two subjects is *possibly* 16x20, but it really depends on the reference photo. Email me with your reference photo for approval before you make your purchase.
**At the time of commission I ask that you provide information about the animal's personality as well as possible color preferences. Please let me know if you really don't like certain colors. If there is a painting I have created in the past, and you really like the palette, let me know.
**I paint from photos. Clear photos (no blur), in good light (not underexposed or overexposed), in high resolution are best. Fill the frame with your pet. I need details to capture that face you love. If the photos are blurry, too dark, too light, unclear, or far away from the camera, they are very difficult to work from, if not impossible. If you have a photo you love, feel free to send it to me, and I'll let you know if it would work. Follow this link to see examples of photos I would love to work from: http://dawgart.
**In the event of a waiting list, your payment, along with your photo(s) holds your place in the queue. (When you send your deposit or payment, you agree to pay me for a unique piece of artwork depicting your pet. Our email conversations along with your deposit will stand as an agreement between us that you have read and understand these guidelines, and that I will create a painting for you and will be compensated in full for its creation.) Turnaround time with no waiting list is usually about two weeks. I will let you know an estimated time of completion in the event of a waiting list.
**When I begin the painting, you will receive an email. Unless I'm creating a large piece with multiple subjects extrapolated from multiple separate photos (which is a very complicated process), I do not share thumbnails, sketches, comps, or progress photos. I work best intuitively and in a free creative space. I can't work when I'm hampered by progress expectations, or process suggestions. Looks through my galleries, social medias, before and after videos, side by side images, and photos with client pets, and then decide if you trust me to make something amazing for you. You give me your photos and then let me go! The outcome is a delicious surprise.
**When the painting is completed, I send a preview photo, following which, the balance plus shipping will be due.
** If you receive your preview photo and wish for small revisions, I will do what I can to make the painting what you want it to be. If you wish for large revisions, additional hourly charges will apply (between $50-$100/hour). I do my best to portray the soul of your pet, through bright color and vibrant hues. Some clients have very specific ideas in mind regarding what they want the portrait to look like, but letting the artist have creative control yields the best result. My artwork are interpretations of the life, joy, and soul of your pet, not exact copies.
**The painting will ship. I use FedEX Ground or USPS Priority Mail insured. I will give you a shipping quote taking into account the size of the canvas, the specific destination, professional packing (in a specially designed art box) and insurance. If you live outside the contiguous United States, please inform me of that at the beginning of the process so I can plan accordingly.
**Reproduction rights to the image belong to me, and I will offer prints of the image for sale in my various shops, including apparel and gifts, which of course will be available to you, if you wish. The image itself may be used for DawgArt advertising and in future art books and publications. Your pet could be famous! For more information regarding the commission process, check out the FAQs here.
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