Thank you for your interest in having your pet's portrait commissioned. It is my goal to leave you with something to be cherished for a lifetime. All of my work is hand-painted on 140 lb. paper (unless specified otherwise) using professional grade watercolors.
The process is simple. Just answer a few basic questions (below) and then send a couple of your favorite photos. You can send the photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or text them to 205-305-2610. The photos that yield the best results are taken close up, outside if possible or well lit if taken inside, and in good focus. Another tip is to take the photo on the same level as the pet and not standing over and looking down.
Payment (USD) is not expected until you are 100% satisfied. I will send a draft image for your approval near the end of the process. I encourage you to give any feedback. Once the commission is complete, I will mail to you via U S Postal Service. Domestic shipping fees are included in my price. International shipping can be calculated in advance. The completion time varies based on the breed of animal and the length of the waiting list. I will try to give you an estimate after I receive your photos.
If you are a FaceBook user, please take a look and LIKE my page, TB Art! https://www.facebook.com/timblantonart/ You can see many examples of my work including many subjects other than pets.
Pet portraits make great gifts for others and are especially treasured when a pet has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
I consider it an honor to be asked to paint such an important part of your life and will do my best to capture the soul of your beloved pet. Thank you for the opportunity. Please see below for some frequently asked questions but feel free to ask anything that is not covered.
Q-Do you paint people portraits?
A-Currently, my focus is on animals but I hope to start including people at some point.
Q-Can you write the name of the pet on the painting?
A-I would suggest that you consider an engraved metal plate that can be placed on the frame.
Q-Can you frame my piece of art?
A-Sure! I have a couple of online framing services that I use. If you are interested in having your piece framed, please let me know and we can discuss further.
Q-I have two or three pets. Can you paint all of them together in one painting?
A-I recommend that the pets be painted on separate paintings. There are a couple of options. You can frame them separately or frame them together using one mat with two or more openings. I can send you an example if you are interested in this option.
Q-What types of payment do you accept?
A-I prefer some form of electronic payment such as Venmo or Paypal or I can also send you an invoice via FaceBook. I also accept checks.