Q & A

Do I need to provide the photograph for you to paint from?  

Yes, this is preferred.  

Are there photograph requirements?  

The parts that you want painted in-focus, should also be in-focus on your photo.  A digital photo is easiest, but I can work with a quality printed photo as well.  

What about the background in my photo for my pet?  

Simple is more attractive and will help your pet stand out.  However, I realize that it’s sometimes tricky to capture a photograph with the perfect background.  Don’t worry if your photo has a less than ideal background, we’ll figure something out.

Can more than one pet be in each painting?  

Sure!  I will try my best, but keep in mind that any number beyond two may hinder the quality of painting, as the smaller I must paint, the trickier it is to fit everything in.  Please note that due to time/detail required, there will be an added fee of $40 for each additional pet beyond the first.

What type of surface do you paint on?  

8×10 paintings are on gallery-wrapped canvas. Watercolor paintings are on 300 lb Arches paper.

What kind of paint do you use?  

I use both professional quallity transparent watercolor and heavy-bodied acrylics.  

How long will it take for my painting to be completed?  

Please allow a minimum of 4 weeks after I receive your photo.   If you are in a hurry, please contact me to discuss options.

Will I see my painting before it’s shipped/delivered?  

Once your painting has reached the final stages, I will send you a digital proof. I want your painting to make you smile and if I need to make a couple little tweaks to get it just right, that’s what I’ll do!

Didn’t answer your question?  Please contact me  and I’ll be happy to answer! 

Please don’t forget:

·       Mark the pose you prefer, but send additional photos for accurate coat and eye color if necessary

·       Outdoor photos with NO FLASH work best

·       Photos taken at same level as your pet are most interesting

·       e-mail photos to lakeviewstudio@icloud.com, highest resolution possible, you may need to send one photo per email if the images are large.




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