Ordering a pet portrait:

Background color options

1. Choose a type of paint - acrylic or oil. In my work, acrylic tends to be more textured. My oil paintings are smoother and sometimes have a more realistic appearance. Oil paintings can take longer, because they need to dry between layers, which can take up to a week per layer, depending on the medium I'm using.

2. Select the surface. Canvas and canvas board are both lightly textured and primed before use, but the canvas does not require framing, and the canvas boards, which are flat, do. Canvases come in various depths. I tend to use 3/4" or 1".  If you prefer a deeper "gallery" canvas, please let me know. I also have a variety of cradled wooden panels available upon request. There is an additional charge for specialized canvases (gallery, linen, wood panel, etc.)

3. Select size. Sizes include: 8x8, 8x10, 10x10, 11x14, 14 x 14, 16 x 16, 16 x 20, 18 x 18, 18 x 24, 20 x 20, 20 x 24, 24 x 36 etc.

3. Select background color.  Options are shown to the left for acrylics. I tend to blend and tone backgrounds slightly, so you can indicate the color you want as primary to be used as a base.

4. Choose a style. Realistic or abstract/pop art. The latter is much more colorful. I suggest you go to my Pet Portraits page and reference one with a style you like, and I can try to mimic that for your commission.

5. Email a photo of the work you'd like painted to ColoradoSpringsPaintings@gmail.com  Please note that the higher the resolution / crisper the photo, the better it translates to a beautiful portrait of your pet.

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