Pet Portrait Ordering Guide | Q&A

So, you would like me to paint a custom pet portrait?

Well, I would love to answer any questions you might have as you begin the simple process of ordering one of my custom painted pet portraits.

painting process, painting a dog portrait

What type of paint do you use?
I am an acrylic artist and use high quality, artist grade acrylic paints for my pet portraits. 

Do you only offer portraits on canvas?
No, I offer portraits 3 different ways. I offer portraits on a variety of gallery wrapped canvases, that are 5/8 inch thick. I also offer portraits on 4-inch diameter wooden discs and 3X4 inch rectangles for my Mini (ornament) Portraits, as well as various sizes in cradled wood panels for my wood portraits.

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I just placed an order online, now what? How do I send you my pet's pictures?
Upon ordering, please send me an email to with 2-3 high-resolution, forward-facing pictures in good lighting so that I can clearly see your pet's hair coloring and features. Since I paint from your photo, the pictures you send are the only means I have to paint as close to what they look like as possible. I pride myself in doing my very best to match their true colorings and capture all of the details! However, please remember that I have never met your pet so I'm counting on you to send photos that are a great representation of their cuteness. 

Example of a clear photo ✅

Example of a photo that should not be sent 🚫


Can I fit more than one pet on a portrait?
Yes, depending on the size of the portrait, I offer the option to add multiple pets on 1 canvas. Keep in mind, the smaller you go, the more details can be lost. Here are my current sizes and the number of pets I offer. If you want more pets on one canvas than what is listed, just message me to discuss more!

 *Pricing will vary for more than 3 additional pets on a portrait. 

 Do you offer a discount if I order more than one portrait?
Yes! My portraits are buy 1, get 1 20% off always! This applies to all of my portraits, mix and match.

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Are the portraits ready to hang on my wall?
Yes! All of my canvas and wood panel portraits will arrive with a hanging wire attached to the back, so they are ready to hang in your home!

Will my portrait be sealed?
Yes, I apply an archival, artist grade satin or semi gloss varnish to each portrait to seal in the colors and help protect the portrait surface.

How will my painting be shipped?
I wrap all of my paintings first in an archival paper specifically made for artwork. It is then wrapped in bubble wrap and additional paper is added to ensure it doesn't move around too much in the box. Depending on your desire shipping, it is shipped via USPS or FedEx.
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