Prices, Frames & Things to Consider.
Please read the guidelines and tips below so we can get the best outcome for your pet portrait.
It’s recommended that pastel paintings be framed to gallery standard to preserve your investment. The frames are made in Australia using quality Australian timber with a matt & spacer& non-reflective glass, this keeps your portrait safe from fading or discoloration & the painting can be seen without reflection from room lights or window light.
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All you need to know to start the process of commissioning a fine art portrait.
With all my portraits they are hand drawn, I believe by drawing I capture the very essence & quirkiness of your pet, I do not trace from a photo.
When receiving a portrait request, I prefer to have a conversation with clients to work out what will best suit your requirements, budget, photos to send, the pet’s personality & the date portrait is required by. If it is for a special occasion, I will always work in with your time frame if possible. If you are contemplating a portrait as a gift or for Christmas, I suggest you give me early notice as it takes 6 to 8 weeks rather than have you be disappointed.
My process is to talk to you, then send you 1st proof drawing for your approval. Next step is the painting, I will provide you with progress photos then the final proof for you to approve. When we are both totally happy with the portrait I will deliver or send.
Love to talk to you regarding a portrait of your fur baby, or favourite person, phone 0418 784 470 Dianne
Size & Placement
Size of painting & placement in your home is a consideration. (I will discuss your options & what I feel would most likely suit your requirements.
Face only, full body, a favourite pose or spot in the garden or a special toy they always have with them. (I have a printout Tips to photograph your pet)
Tribute Pet Portraits
If your pet has passed away, please give me a call (0418 784 470), I will talk to you to find out all about your pet, their personality, characteristics & quirky little traits, you can send me any photos as they will all help me paint a beautiful forever portrait.
I like to allow 6 to 8 weeks depending on the size of the painting, the detail & framing. Larger paintings with more pets or people will take longer.
PASTEL & PENCIL
Gives a softer look which will require framing under glass. I use pastel pencils & soft pastels together painted on quality acid free, archival premium paper. Your finished painting is sprayed with fixative to preserve the quality.
Gives a richness of colour a glossier finish. The painting takes a longer time to dry before the final protecting varnish can be applied. (It is definitely worth the wait- I have given clients the painting when they needed it as a gift & then popped in later to give it a final varnish.)
The colours are vibrant has a more matt finish depending on the size of the painting. I use quality Atelier Interactive Acrylic paints. The painting will be sprayed with fixative for protection.
Is a premium Acid Free 380 gsm double thick canvas with 38 mm deep fame that offers a contemporary clean edge look with no future framing is required
Oil & Acrylic canvas can be framed, if framing I recommend you go with a flat edge canvas. There is also a deep edge frame that looks great & modern unframed. This can also be framed with a shadow frame which looks contemporary. If you require a frame, I will organize a price from my wholesale framer.
These decisions will help with me producing a portrait that is exactly what you want.
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