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Funny Pitbull Portrait

Pre-painting planning

I love to capture your pets personality and I can’t wait to get to know your pets more throughout the process... 


So who rescued who?


Each portrait is hand painted one fu(o)r stroke at a time (it’s a comb-like brush with four bristles) using your photos. I paint with acrylics on professional canvas and finish the piece with a protective transparent coating. 


Pricing is based on one pet and one agreed upon solid background color.

There is an additional charge for complex foreground (ie. handkerchiefs), or full body painting and multiple pets due to more time and materials.


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RAD Photos

Send as many high resolution photos as possible. Please put them into a google photo album or digital album of your choice. We'll decide together which photo would work best based on the canvas size you would like.  


Long tail, short

The accuracy of your finished painting highly depends upon the quality of the reference photo.

The better the photo = the better the portrait.

Check it out here for photo tips.


Local Photo Shoot

If you are within 30 miles of Santa Cruz and if you would like me to photograph your pet I would be happy to help with this for an additional $50 fee. I take photos with my iPhone and bring natural treats.


Painting Updates

From initial sketch to the final transparent coating I'll send you photo updates of the process so that you can be part of the painting journey.

Doesn't that sound purr-fect?


Pet Paw-trait Deposit

Get on the "Sit and Stay" commission list. Once we have agreed on the vision/photo and size, then I ask for a $100 dollar non-refundable fee to begin the process. Payments can be made via PayPal, Venmo, SquareUp invoice or Zelle.



Curious to learn even more? Ready to get a pet paw-trait? Or would you like to just share pictures of your fur or feather babies? 


Serious Kitten

Tannery Art Complex

1050 River Street

Studio #123

Santa Cruz

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2023 Pet Portrait Pricing

(tax not included)


8x8”          $200
10x10”      $300
12x12”      $440
18x18”      $970
   20x20”     $1,200
8x10”        $240
9x12”        $330
11x14”      $470
12x16”      $580
16x20”      $960

Short Guide to a Happy Pet Painter


🐾  After the photo is sketched, any changes (ie a different photo) then you will be charged an additional $40 fee for the time it takes to resketch.

🐾  If you'd like a different background color, collar or bandana changed after painted then you will be charged a $40 per hour fee. 

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