Custom Pet Portrait

Custom Pet Portrait

from 150.00

An oil painting of a pet can be a beautiful and lasting memory of your time with them.

Please read below and also the Commissions page before purchasing.

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Oil paintings of pets can come in different sizes and layers of complexity. If you are unsure which sizing to choose or what features you would like, please don’t hesitate to email at to discuss which option would be best! You can also read about the pet commission process and what sizing suits which animals best on the Commission Page.


It can take a month or more to go through the process of emailing back and forth to select an image, reviewing sketches, underpainting, and finishing the painting. Between layers of painting, I sometimes have to wait a week or more. Once finished, it takes at least 2 weeks to be dry to the touch. Oil paint takes 6 months to dry completely and be ready for varnishing (varnish is a protective layer that I apply as part of the fee, or you can apply it or pay to have a local artist or framer apply it on your behalf). I am also only painting part time currently due to being home with my children, and I have a month long or more list of commissions already in the works! So what I mean to say is: this is not a rush process. It’s a careful and beautiful and slow process which will result in you having a timeless heirloom of an animal you love.


Hardboard Panel or Canvas (Depending on size and availability)
pencil sketch
acrylic or thinned oil paint underpainting
professional oil paints
optional if you live locally or are willing to wait 6 months: 2 coats of glossy or satin removable varnish
does not include framing