Materials

 I can paint your pet’s portrait in acrylics or oils –

Acrylics because they are water based, they dry very quickly, which means you can receive your portrait sooner. Once I start work on your portrait, an acrylic painting can be ready to post in 1 – 2 weeks. I use artists quality acrylic paints  which give beautiful long lasting colours. They are coated with an acrylic gloss or matt varnish, which makes them lush and gives them long lasting protection. 

Oils – because of the slower drying time, it takes much longer for a painting in oils to be dry enough for transport – allow an extra 2 – 3 weeks. I use acrylics to paint the under painting, and finish off with oils for the tops layers. This speeds up the process and generally doesn’t take any longer for me to paint. If you prefer the lush look of an oil painting and are not in a hurry, then oils are a good choice for you.

I paint on triple primed 380gsm cotton primed canvas stretched on a 3.8cm profile. (Wide edges) These edges are masked off during painting so the sides remain crisp and white and look fab without a frame, but if you prefer, I can paint the edges the same colour as the background.

All materials are archival quality and will give you many years of delight.

 

 

 

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