Dogrose and Catnip
When it comes to pet portraits...the better the photo is, the clearer the detail, the easier and better the finished painting will be. These are some examples of the good...and bad...photos to work from. So rather than these..............
Granville is looking down here and is moving so he is blurred. It is always best to be able to see the eyes and for the photo to be clear.
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The photo is looking down on Granville and is very dark, with no detail on one side. .
Bob is too far away and if the photo is enlarged the image could become pixilated with lack of detail.
taken at eye level and with detail. The light is fairly even so that both sides of Granville can be seen and his eyes are visible. It may also help to provide more than one photo so that fur patterns and colours can be seen clearer...
Photographs are best.........
Prices ;
The following sizes are available in colour pencil or pastel with a mount. Plain background.  Single subject.  All prices exclude p&p.
A4 Mount - Image to fit in a 9" x 6" (229mm x 152mm) mount aperture - £75
A3 mount - Image to fit in a 12"x 8" (305mm x 203mm) mount aperture - £100
400 x 400 mount - image to fit  in a 11.8" x 11.8" (300mm x 300mm) mount aperture - £120
500 x 500 mount - Image to fit in a 15.7" x 15.7" (400mm x 400mm) mount aperture - £160
Additional subjects from £30 each.
Detailed backgrounds to be agreed and quoted as an additional cost.
Other sizes are available - please ask for price.
 Process ;
Contact me with the following details for a quote.
 * size required
 * preference - colour pencil or pastel?
 * any time limitations ie for a birthday gift?
 * attach photo/photos with any requirements of items to leave out ie collars.
I will contact you to discuss the commission and will send you a detailed quote including payment details. If  for any reason I feel that I cannot work from the photos available I may choose to decline the commission as I do not wish to disappoint.
A 20% non-refundable deposit is required before I can book any work into my calendar or start on your artwork.
When I start I will keep you updated on the progress including work in progress photos by email or any other agreed way. Any feedback and required changes will be useful from you during this period. On completion I will send a 'final' image and the final payment will be required before shipping. I will deliver personally if you are in the local area. 
Unless otherwise discussed and agreed I reserve the right to post any artwork I create on my Instagram and Facebook page after the work has been received..
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