Materials & Process

To make your pet portrait I use 100% natural linen canvas boards, which are prepared with two coats of clear primer. Primer is used to stop paint fading or cracking with age, it also helps the colour pigments in the paint standout more.   

To paint your pet portrait I will use top quality oil paint such as Winsor and Newton or Daler & Rowney. The painting process takes about 1 - 3 weeks depending on the size and subject, with a 1 week drying time. Once the painting is fully dry I will apply varnish, this seals the painting protecting it from water and light damage, it also adds a glossy appearance which makes the colours pop and brings the painting together.  

If you have chosen to have your pet portrait framed, it will be secured in a handmade black wooden floater frame, which can be hung on the wall. Floater frames do not require glass as they are designed to frame your painting without having any reflection or obstruction from the painting. See images of what your frame will look like over at my prices page. 

Your pet portrait will then be packaged securely and posted with Royal mail special delivery, to make sure it arrives to you all safe and sound. See my postage prices here.