Donna Mitchell Pastels - Portraits and Pet Portraits
I'm an independent artist, working from my home studio in Carlisle, PA, creating original works of art in the pastel medium. I welcome commissioned portraits of pets and people. All Pet Portraits are created from your good photographs. I prefer to work from pictures you personally have taken of your pet, opposed to studio images. I may make suggestions for taking good photographs if you inquire about a portrait. If you would like a person included in your portrait, please be aware that this changes things dramatically. The individual becomes the main subject and there is a different price chart for people portraits.
The commission process is easy. You choose a preferred size, we discuss your preferences and pricing. Pricing varies according to size (ranging from $350 to $750 for a single pet) and your preferences. For instance, if you want a detailed background, there will be an additional charge. Additional dogs in a painting is a discounted additional charge for each. After I receive photos and a deposit from you, drawing and painting will begin. I will be in touch with you throughout the painting process. Major corrections may be made in the beginning. Minor corrections can be made until your approval is met. Allow up to 8 weeks for completion. Painting may be picked up or shipped (an additional cost) upon receipt of final payment. I carefully package and wrap the unframed artwork and then ship UPS insured. Your painting will need to be conservation framed by a reputable framer in your locality. Please allow additional time for holiday orders.
I am an Associate member of the Portrait Society of America and the Pastel Society of America, Signature Member of the Maryland Portrait Society and the Maryland Pastel Society.
You may visit my website at http://www.DonnaMitchellPastels.com
Email at DonnakArt@aol.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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How do you serve precious pets?
- Pet Portraits
What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?
What licensing do you have?
- Business License
On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?
- under 20 lbs
- 20-39 lbs
- 40-79 lbs
- 80+ lbs
Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?
Which part of the country do you serve pets?
My pet portraits may be shipped via UPS to any state in the US
What year did you begin serving pets?
How did you hone your craft?
Becoming a portrait artist has resulted from years of dedicated painting experience. I have also attended workshop studies with some of the greatest portrait artists in this country.
What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?
If taking photos for your pets portrait painting, be gentle and make it fun for them. Let them be themselves. Use a treat or toy to get their attention and make their ears perk.
What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!
I love painting pets and the commission process is smooth. We will communicate and exchange thoughts throughout the painting process. This is your portrait, you know your pet better than I and I need your thoughts and input!