DEAR PET, EQUINE AND FINE ART LOVERS,

Imagine a drawing or painting of your pet, horse or prize bull on your wall. Or maybe the two of you together? High quality artwork of a loved one's animal also makes for a wonderful gift. I offer anything from pencil or charcoal drawings to "old master style" oil paintings.

As children's book illustrator, I also offer "children's style" portraits, usually done in watercolor. Please click here to see my children's illustration work at ILLUSTRATRIX.com.
Otherwise enjoy the oil painting samples below (click on the image for a larger view of the painting) and read more about the work process.
 



Since there are many choices of technique, size and background, just email with what you have in mind and I am happy to send you a quote.

I am looking forward to answer any questions or inquiries at ute@petorious.com
or call (323) 632 2291.

Ute
Reno, NV


 
 
   
Gwastl
 
Mato
 
Hermez
   
Blue Moon
 
Blue Moon
 
Surprise
   
Taco
 
Touch
 
Cash
   
Xenia
 
Arnie
 
Baca
   
Chloe
 
Sophia
 
Dakota
 

PROCESS
When you commission a Pet Portrait in oil please allow at least 1 month turnaround time (depending on size).
I generally work from photo reference. If you have a specific photo(s) you want translated, that's great. Otherwise I like to work using different images showing closeups and proper lighting. Ideally I can meet your pet or equine and take some of my own reference shots. That way I can see the actual coloring in neutral light and take shots from the desired angle. I also get to meet your pet and can learn something about his/her personality. This is easiest if you live in the Reno vicinity. Otherwise travel arrangements can be made, which would add to the price of the commission, depending on the trip cost.
Next, you choose the kind of background you would like. It can be a plain color or loosely suggested background to focus on your pet. You can also put him/her in a setting of your choosing. For example a favorite place in your house, or out on the prairie, in a rodeo arena, a renaissance landscape, or a background taken from a famous painting.
Finally you decide on the size. Then I have everything to execute the painting. When it is finished, the oil paint has to dry for about 2-4 weeks before I can varnish the painting. Varnishing will pronounce colors and values and protect the paint from dust and UV rays.

PRICES
Portraits start at $ 580.- for an 8" x 10" painting (i.e. Hermez above) and go up with size. I also do mini Portraits, a great gift size would be 5" x 7" for $ 280.-. Please email or call to get an estimate for exactly the painting or drawing you have in mind. (Paintings are sold without a frame.)
I ask for 25% as a retainer.

GARANTIE
I have a 100% money back garantie. If for some reason you are not happy with the result, I will return your retainer.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
are available: personalized and for every occasion.

MORE WORK
You can view more of my work from different fields of Illustration and Fine Art on my illustration website www.illustratrix.com.
If you like to see samples of human portraits please click here.

 

 
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