Would you like an original hand-painted picture of your special pet?.
I am happy to discuss ideas with you, to hopefully produce a painting for you to treasure, or to give as a gift to someone to celebrate a special event?
If you are interested in a commission, of your pet, I would need you to supply a good, clear full faced photograph. The better the photo the better the painting will be. Alternatively I am willing to take the photograph myself (depending on where you live) but obviously that would have to be at your expense, depending on travelling involved.
Please E-mail me a good quality photo, or an explanation of what you would like, together with the rough size. I could then discuss with you further details and your requirement and give you a quote on price.
Approx Canvas Sizes
|Single Head||Full Body|
|30 x 40 cm / 40 x 40 cm||£240||£270|
|40 x 50 cm / 50 x 50 cm||£270||£310|
|50 x 60 cm / 60 x 60 cm||£320||
Prices are based on the portrait of a single animal with a blended background. For first additional subject add 50 % to the price and 30 % thereafter. Complicated backgrounds are an additional charge. Other sizes available.
Guide to taking a good pet photo.
Try and get a pose that is typical and best captures your pet, e.g. ears pricked up or tongue hanging out.
Clear eyes are important.
Using a tripod will help gain a clear picture.
Having another person to give treat or use a toy to help hold their gaze or give the interest maybe helpful. Try and get the pet to look at your shoulder rather than directly at the camera.
Pictures are often best taken at eye level rather than looking down on them as this often gives a distorted view. Lay on the floor if you need to.
If the pet sits rather than lays down and is at a slight angle it often gives a more interesting picture than face on.
You may need to take several pictures over several days. You don’t want the pet to look fed up.
The best lighting is outside on a bright but overcast day, with the light source behind you. Good natural daylight will give the best true colour.
Avoid bright sunlight, which can cast shadows and cause the pet to squint.
If taken indoors avoid a flash. Morning sun is best by a window. Have your back against the window, with the pet facing towards you.