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 Art” section to see if there is an example of a style you like.  I work in 4 mediums: pencil & watercolor, graphite, pastel and oil on canvas.

colored pencil/watercolor

colored pencil/watercolor

 

See Steps for Commissioning a Portrait at the bottom of the page.

Gift Cards are available ~A great option if you don’t have a month in advance to arrange the photo.  Or, if you want the recipient to choose the photo they would like to use and get involved in the process.  The cards show a piece of art framed in black.  Inside the card, a personal handwritten message written in gold by the artist to the recipient.

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

Colored Pencil & Watercolor Paintings~ $525


“Abbey”
the lab mix in the portrait above, is an example of the colored pencil & watercolor combination which have been very popular and a best seller.   Images are made to fit either an 11″x14″ or a 16″x20″  frame.

Pastel Paintings ~ $425- $675

Pastel paintings are a great way way to go whether is a full scene or not,  bright colors or more subdued.  Take a look at “Chloe on the Beach “ below for an example of a full color scene.  “Rescued Rottweilers” and “Hunter After the Swim” the retriever are also examples of pastel paintings with minimal background and more subdued in background color.


Chloe at the Beach 11"x14" $425

Chloe at the Beach in pastel 14″x11″ $650

Rescued Rottweilers  11"x16"   $600

Rescued Rottweilers 11″x16″ $600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Golden Retriever, pastel painting,

Hunter After the Swim  9″x12″ $525

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphite Drawings ~ $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 14″x11″ $350

 

vizlsa dog art, golden retriever art

New Friends in graphite 16″x20” $495

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil Paintings ~ $450 – $675

If you like bright and bold paintings, oil is a great way to go.  Plus, oil on canvas doesn’t require framing.  Below is Zoe (border collie) a great example.

Zoe

Zoe  8″x10″ oil on stretched canvas $450

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 have a great one to use.
Step 3 ~ Pick a style (watercolor, pencil, graphite or oil) and size, and we’re ready to go!  Your finished piece will be delivered to you and ready for framing.

(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!)
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