Fabulous Oil Paintings of any dog, horse, etc. - San Carlos, CA
I offer oil paintings of just about any animal that you may want painted, including horses, dogs, cats, birds, and wildlife. I work from photos so I don't even need to see your pet.
I'll have you send me several photos and then we can work together to get you the best portrait possible. Once we agree on a composition, I'll require 50% up front and the balance when the work is done.
These paintings are done on canvas which is stretched on wooden stretcher bars, and are not framed. I can also do framing, but I must charge extra for that.
Check out our website at www.chapman-arts.com
- House Calls
How do you serve precious pets?
- Pet Portraits
What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?
- Guinea Pigs
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?
Without pet parents, Petmasters wouldn't exist. What discount do you offer our dedicated members? (e.g. 20% off their first session, etc.)
20% off if you purchase 2 or more.
Which part of the country do you serve pets?
What year did you begin serving pets?
How did you hone your craft?
I'm a self taught artist and have been painting since 1993. I'm constantly learning, and tend to learn something with each new painting, whether it's what brush to use to get a certain look, or the colors, lights and darks, I use to get a realistic looking painting. I also teach art classes.
What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?
When taking photographs for me to work from, get down on their level and try not to get a complete profile or a direct full frontal shot. Try to get them to turn their head slightly. Good lighting is also a must. Try to avoid using a flash because it blasts out all the subtle details.
What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!
I used to be a horse jockey for over 20 years, riding over 20,000 races, and winning just short of 2,600.