Lisa is has a large backlog of commissions and at this time is not accepting more ... But please feel free to contact her for more information.
Lisa will custom design a professional quality acrylic painting of your pet on canvas. The edges are painted so there is no need for a frame. The painting is designed from digital images that you provide of your pet.
Lisa will consult with you during the design stage. You will email her your favourite photos and you will both work together to decide which one is most appropriate for a painting. Lisa will make up some "mock ups" of the painting. You will approve the sample before she starts painting. Once the painting is almost finished, she will email a photo of it to you for your approval.
Some of the questions that Lisa will ask you:
-Do you want realistic colours, or fun wild colours?
-What colour do you want the background to be (usually a solid colour with very little detail)?
-Do you want a coloured outline of your pet's head/body? If so, what colour?
PRICES ... Please contact Lisa for a quote for what size or shape painting you are interested in. Prices will depend on canvas size and how many pets are in the painting. Minimum canvas size is 16x16”, which is $525. Your photo will often determine the best shape of the canvas (square, horizontal, vertical...).
Payment: half up front, half on completion. Add 25% for each additional pet in the same painting. Note: if you wish two pets to be in the same painting, they should be in the reference photo together in the pose you wish them to be painted in. Discount of 5% is available on orders of 2 or more canvases.
SHIPPING ... If you are not from the Victoria area, your painting will be shipped safely packaged and insured. Shipping cost is not included in the quote and will depend on size and where it is being shipped to. Please contact Lisa for a quote.
-Some of the best workable photos are those taken outdoors in sunlight, where part of your pet's face is in shadow. Outdoor photos in overcast light are OK, and indoor photos by a light source are also OK ... Flash photos are the least desired, but they may still work if that's all you have.
-Close up photos are best. Make sure your pet's body or head fills most of the frame.
-High quality photos are best. Make sure your camera is set to take photos in a higher quality mode. Lower quality photos will not have as much depth and may be impossible to work with.
Of course, the best photo is the one that you feel most portrays the personality of your pet!
Website links for pet photography tips:
- How to Photograph Your Dog
- Tips for Photographing Animals
- The Basics of Cat Photography
- 10 Tips for getting great photos of your Cat