To watch my video Reference Photos please visit https://youtu.be/Pjd4KVGhClY
For best results, send the best possible digital images.
The best images:
- are taken at eye level with your pet, get their attention by
using a treat, toy or whisle to look toward the camera. If needed
someone can hold them on a leash to keep them from running toward
- are crisp, clear, and in focus so I can accurately paint details
of your pet
- are taken in natural lighting, which show highlights and
shadows (for contrast to define shapes and details). Avoid using a flash.
- have the natural light shining on the front of the animal's face or slightly to the side
- show the natural coloring of the animal
- are digital images at HIGH resolution so photos can be enlarged
and zoomed into to view more detail.
If you are having trouble getting a good photo, I can help by:
- adjusting photos which are too dark
- change the background (to another photo you have or use one of
- add or remove items such as collars, tags, toys, ears, paws,
- mirror the image or bend a leg to obtain a better composition
- combine several photos if you would like 2 or more dogs in the
- if your pet has passed away or you can't get good images - send
me what you can and I'll work with it.
Throughout our website you can find examples of the original photos,
the adjustments and final paintings. A recent painting of 3 dogs
(2 of which passed away) combined 5 separate photos of varying quality
and a client background to achieve the final composition.
However, I will paint a pet portrait looking down at your pet - some
people place these paintings on the floor so it seems the pet is looking
up at them.
We can adjust the image...
and will compose your painting with your photos and requests so you
can visualize what the final painitng will look like..
More than one pet in the painting:
- It is best if several photos are sent with all the pets
together to show size comparisons
- Remember, I can adjust the photo to compose a better
- Can be close-up, full body or landscape