Pet Portrait Commissions

Interested in owning a beautiful personalized oil painting portrait of your beloved pet?

These paintings are a wonderful way to commemorate the life of a beloved pet that has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, or is still full of life and with you today. I strive to create portraits that truly embody the personality and energy of the pet and create a wonderful experience for the client.

I have had the pleasure of being surrounded by animals and pets all my life and know the incredible joy they can bring to our lives. I pour passion and love into my paintings to ensure that I create something that will make your heart sing.

 

3 Easy Steps to Commissioning Your Own Personalized Pet Portrait

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1. Select the style

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2. Select a Size & Surface

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3. Choose a photo of your pet

How much is a pet portrait?

The cost of the painting is determined based on the size, surface, style and the number of pets in the painting.

Oil Paint Sketch

5”x 7” - $150 USD

8” x 10” - $190 USD

Additional Costs

Surface Costs:
• Masonite - included in cost

Detailed Sketch (with solid background)

8” x 10” - $250 USD

11” x 14” - $310 USD

12” x 16” - $390 USD

Additional Costs

Surface Costs:
• Masonite - included in cost
• Wooden Panel (0.75" thick) - add $25
• Wooden Panel (1.5" thick) - add $40

Additional Pets:
Two pets - add $90 USD

Detailed Painting (with background scene)

11” x 14” - $400 USD

12” x 16” - $480 USD

16” x 20” - $600 USD

18” x 24” - $790 USD

Additional Costs

Surface Costs:
• Masonite - included in cost
• Wooden Panel (0.75" thick) - add $25
• Wooden Panel (1.5" thick) - add $40

Additional Pets:
Two pets - add $120 USD

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Example of Oil Paint Sketch

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Example of Detailed Oil Paint Sketch with Solid Background

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Example of Detailed Painting with Scene Background


Choosing Photos of Your Pet

The quality of your photographs are of utmost importance when it comes to commissioning a pet portrait - good photos allow me to truly see the nature, details and personality of your pet which then leads to a fantastic painting that matches the likeness of your beloved furry friend.

Typically the painting will be based off one photograph, however multiple photos are more than welcome!

What makes a good photo for reference?

• natural lighting (like taken outside during daylight hours)
• clear image (so I can see the details)
• photo taken from your pet's level


My Process

1. Discuss details of painting with the client

This is where I get to introduce myself to the client and go over the details of the painting, such as size, personality, style choice, shipping and more.

2. I create a digital mock-up using the photographs that the client has sent

3. Deposit is paid, and I get painting!

Prior to starting on the painting, the non-refundable deposit (50% of total painting cost, not including shipping fees) is made, then the painting is started! For paintings that are larger than 10"x10" in size, I like to send a few progress photos to keep the client in the loop.
I use Paypal for all invoices, which gives the client the flexibility to pay with a variety of methods.

4. Painting is complete

Once painting is complete, the remaining cost of the painting and shipping fees are paid (upon the client's approval of the painting), and the painting is packaged carefully and mailed to the client.


Timelines

Oil paintings take time to do and to dry, so please keep this in mind when it comes to ordering paintings with a specific arrival date in mind.

Please see the time frames below according to size (the time frame begins once the non-refundable deposit has been made).

Oil Paint Sketch
Painting will be complete and ready to ship within 2 weeks of deposit

Detailed Oil Paint Sketch with Solid Background
Painting will be complete and ready to ship within 3 weeks of deposit

Detailed Oil Painting with Background Scene
Painting will be complete and ready to ship within 5 weeks of deposit


Shipping The Paintings

I carefully package each painting with love so that it arrives in pristine condition.
Shipping times and costs vary depending on location. Paintings are insured for their full cost and require a signature upon arrival.

Please note that I do not offer framing services for paintings. Wooden panels come with painted sides that can be hung on a wall without a frame for a beautifully contemporary look. Masonite panels must be framed without glass.

Why don’t I frame the painting for you?
Choosing a frame for your artwork is a personal choice - it allows you to truly integrate the artwork into your home by choosing a frame that matches your decor and personality. Framed paintings also cost more to ship.

Shipping to Canada

5”x7”, 8”x10”, 11”x14”
$10 USD

12”x16”, 16”x20”, 18”x24”
$25


Shipping to the USA

5”x7”, 8”x10”, 11”x14”
$12 USD

12”x16”, 16”x20”, 18”x24”
$35

Shipping Internationally

I ship paintings worldwide! Due to the huge range in shipping fees around the world, please contact me for your personalized shipping quote.
Contact me at danimtrudeau@gmail.com