Celebrate your special pet with a unique portrait! Let me employ photos of your beloved critter to create a stunning piece of art, serving as a warm remembrance, long after your pet has departed. PLEASE NOTE: You will be receiving an original hand painted portrait, not a print of a digitally produced image.
"Captain": This 11" x 14" traditional portrait includes a close up capture of both owner and pet, upper body against a muted background.
All portraits will be painted in acrylic, typically on canvas or gesso board. If you have something else you would like your portrait painted on, please talk to me! Most likely I can do it for you! All paintings receive a protective finish.
The beauty of having a portrait painted from a photo is two fold! No travel is necessary, other than over the intranet or through mail; surprising a recipient with the finished work is a credible option!
I will work from one primary photo with one primary pose. Additional photos are very welcome as they can offer wonderful clues in bringing your portrait to life but only one photo will become the subject of the painting.
The quality of the photos supplied to me is of primary importance. Photos should allow me close ups with clear details of face and clothing. They should be of high resolution. They must be in focus and have contrast, with areas of shadow and light. Small blurry or out of focus images will greatly limit the quality of detail rendered in the final painting.
*Please note: Prices are meant to be ballpark figures only, within the size shown. Difficulty of composition and detail rendered will be taken into consideration. Prices may vary at the discretion of the artist. Each figure added will be added at an additional cost of not less than $200.00.
*Shipping and handling are not included in the price of the portrait. I will ship out of the U.S. at a price to be determined. Additional Shipping and handling prices will be added to the final payment.
1) If having a piece done interests you, please talk to me! Together we will work out your expectations for the piece. I will request photo(s) with a digital resolution of 200 pixels per inch to me via email. Images must be clear at an 8" by 10" size. If this is not an option for you, I'd suggest mailing excellent copies of your photos to me or mailing excellent copies of them on a disk. Any original photos will be scanned upon receipt and immediately be returned to you.
2) I'll then request an initial, non-refundable sample fee of no less than $100.00. Once the initial fee is paid, and I possess the photos to be used, I will begin a rough sketch for your approval. (The initial fee will be deducted from the final payment of the work, should you approve the sketch). Sketches will be made based upon previous conversations and the photos supplied. Only minimal changes will be allowed to the sketch, without incurring an additional, non-refundable fee, which will be added into the cost of the painting.
3) I will request an initial fee of no less than half price of the total painting, $150.00 of which is absolutely non- refundable, under any circumstances. Once the initial fee is paid, and I possess the photos to be used, I will begin a rough sketch for your approval. Sketches will be made based upon previous conversations and the photos you have supplied. Only minimal changes will be allowed to the sketch, without incurring an additional, non-refundable fee, which will be added into the final cost/payment of the painting. At this point, if the customer decides to withdraw from the contract, the $150.00 non-refundable fee as well as any other fees taken from the total will be added together and the sum of all subtracted from the total payment made thus far. The remaining value will then be returned to the customer.
4.) Upon your approval of the sample, the hand painting of your original portrait begins in earnest! Please note: Paintings will be done in the order of initial deposits received. At this point in time, the full sum total of the initial deposit will be no longer refundable.
5) Once the final payment is received, your painting will be shipped!
6) You will now be the proud owner of an original Kathi Dugan painting, beautifully portraying the subject of your choice! Enjoy!
Please note: All art is copyrighted. Although you will own the original painting and you may do with the original as you like, the image of the painting belongs to the artist, by law. Permission must be received in order to reproduce the image, in any fashion. If you would like copies of the painting, for any purpose, please speak to me! Thank you!
ABOUT THIS PAINTING: "Captain"
11" x 14" acrylic on canvas panel
What originally began as a commissioned portrait of the owner's cat, quickly became a dual portrait of both owner and feline. It was the loving husband who requested that his wife also be included. Obviously, as much as he loves his cat he also admires and cherishes his wife! The price for this painting is a little more hefty as it includes both person and pet portraits. It also combined aspects from two separate photos.
PLEASE NOTE: If a professional photographer has taken the image you would like reproduced as a portrait, permission needs to be received from that photographer, if possible! Thanks!