Portraits-By-Commission

What style do you like? There are several styles and sizes for you to choose from.  Just browse through the gallery or “Latest News” section to see if there is a style you like. I work in 4 mediums: pencil & watercolor, graphite, pastel and oil on canvas.

colored pencil/watercolor

colored pencil/watercolor

 

Steps for Commissioning a Portrait

Step 1 ~ Contact me by phone 707-765-9383 or email lesley@dogsindetail.com to share some basic information. It generally takes a month to complete a commission.
Step 2 ~ We’ll need a photo of your dog.  You probably already already have a great one to use.
Step 3 ~ Pick a style (medium) and size, and we’re ready to go!  Your finished piece will be delivered to you and ready for framing.

Below are examples of some of my work with sample pricing.

Colored Pencil & Watercolor Paintings~ $495
“Abbey” the lab in the photo above is an example of the colored pencil & watercolor combination which have been very popular.   Images are made to fit either a 11×14 or a 16×20 matted frame.


Pastel Paintings ~ $325 – $495

Pastel paintings are a great way to go if you have a beautiful full scene photo of your dog with background scenery.   Take a look at “Chloe on the Beach “ below for an example of a full color scene.  “Orbit” the poodle mix is also done in pastel.



Chloe at the Beach 11"x14" $425

Chloe at the Beach in pastel 11″x14″ $425


Poodle/Jack Russell mix breed done in pastel

Orbit in pastel 16″x20″  $350


Graphite Paintings ~ $325 – $495

Graphite paintings have a classic look in shades of dark and light – a great option for any dog.   See ” Charley” and “New Friends” below for examples. 

Charley in graphite 11″x14″ $350


vizlsa dog art, golden retriever art

New Friends in graphite 16″x20” $495


Oil Paintings ~ $195 – $495

If you like bright and bold paintings, oil is a great way to go.  Plus, oil on canvas doesn’t require framing.  Below, Coco the Chihuahua and Nancen are great examples.

Coco in oil 16"x20" $495

Coco in oil 16″x20″ $495


Nancen in oil 11"x14" $345

Nancen in oil 11″x14″ $345


(10% of every commissioned piece of art helps an animal in need – I donate to several animal rescue groups…thank you for helping me help our friends!)