It is best to start with an exciting, clear, photograph that matches your decor and general feeling of the dog/cat/animal that you want to encompass.
The best paintings I have done have been with black and white photos that I then jazz up with my own color palette and really make the colors pop. Sometimes I can also discuss with you a couple of photos if you can't decide and we can narrow it down to one idea.
If the painting has to match a theme in a house or style, I will then need very clear direction. You can then send to me color and fabric swatches, pantones, or other photographs to give me an idea.
Once this is all figured out I can then quote you a price. The pricing varies according to size and complexity.
Your custom painting will be done in water-based paint. The responsibility falls on you if you would like to frame it or not. Most modern artwork does not require a frame, however it is a matter of personal taste.
Once the photograph is selected for the painting and the price is set, a 50% deposit is required before work will be started on the painting. The remaining balance is due upon completion.
Thanks for doing business with Haute Portraiture and I look forward to making an original piece of artwork for you.