Ordering a Pet Portrait

Commissioning a custom work of art is a unique experience, so I have tried to make it as simple as possible.

For an Oil Portrait

The first step is to email me photographs of your beloved pet. My portraits are quite detailed, so the better the quality of the photo, the better the painting.  Since I can't meet your pet in person, the more examples I have, the better and more detailed the portrait will be.  We will work together to choose the best photo, composition and size.

After we discus all the details, you can place your order. A non-refundable down payment of 50% is required before I will start working on the portrait.  The balance will be due upon completion. *

Once the painting is finished I will send you an image for approval to ensure you are satisfied. After that, I will ship the painting to you.  Shipping costs can be found here.

If you would like to include more than one pet, I would be happy to add them. For two pets, I would recommend the 11" x 14" size.

8" x 10" oil painting:  $300-$399

11" x 14"  Oil Painting: $375-$500

I can work on either stretched canvas or canvas board (your choice).  Pricing is the same for both.  With stretched canvases, the edges will not be painted as the canvases are intended to be framed.

Please allow 5-7 weeks for your portrait to be completed and to dry. If you have a specific deadline, please let me know so that I can tell you if I am able to meet it.

For a Pencil /Acrylic/Watercolor Portrait

As with oil portraits, the first step to ordering a pencil or water based media portrait is sending the best photos you have.  We will decide together which picture will be the best for the piece.  The most flattering photos have lots of detail and are at eye level with your pet.

For a non-oil painting, I can do either a sketch or a watercolor or an acrylic piece.  I have found that once I go over the photos, I can tell which medium will produce the best results.  There are examples of each of these in the gallery above.  (If you click on a picture, it will tell you the medium.)  

Pictures will be drawn or painted on appropriate 8" x 10" paper to fit a 5" x 7" mat opening.  Your finished picture should fit any standard mat and frame.

5" x 7" single figure pencil or water based media portrait:  $60.00

5" x 7" two figure pencil or water based media portrait:  $70.00

A non-refundable deposit of 50% will be required before starting work.  The balance will be due upon completion. *

When I am done working, I will send you an email with a copy of the finished picture for your final approval, then I will ship your picture to you.  Shipping charges can be found here.   

Please allow 10-14 days for your picture to be completed.  If you have a specific deadline, please let me know so that I can tell you if I can meet it. 

*  Payment Methods

    - Paypal  Via Invoice

    - Offline Payments / Check

To get started, you can use the Contact form on the top menu, or you can email me directly at:​  leslie@lbowmanstudios.com .

Additional Information

The original piece you receive will be yours alone.  There will never be another handmade piece just like it. The copyright remains in my name, and I reserve all rights to digital use of the piece I create, including the right to use it for promotional purposes and in any Print On Demand.  If I choose to exercise these rights, I will respect your privacy and will not use any identifying information.