Another dog for my Hidden Gem series…A colorful Boston Terrier!
Mixed Media Painting/Collage
People ask me regularly for custom work, so I thought I would post a little blog explaining the process. I do accept commissions as pet portraits (dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, donkeys, goats, you name it!), but it has to be a piece that I WANT to create first and foremost. After desire, I also need good clear photos to work from. Small grainy cell phone shots just will not work. And I need to see the EYES really well. There should be light and life in them.
Once a clients sends me a handful of clear head shots of their beloved pet, I decide if any of the images will work. If so, then I charge a creative fee to work on the piece. For instance, the one pictured above would cost 40.00 for me to create. I accept PayPal and credit cards over the phone for this fee. After I have finished the work, I then list it to one or more of my POD (Print On Demand) sites and the customer is free to purchase prints in whatever size/mount they like. This is a separate purchase from the custom fee. You can get my prints on paper, canvas, metal and acrylic. They can also purchase the artwork on various merchandise such as t-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, etc.
Kiyah the Great Dane was a lovely subject to work with. When my collector Laura in Texas asked me to create this piece, I was delighted! I have had the opportunity to be caretaker to 6 Great Dane dogs in this lifetime. So it was my pleasure. 🙂