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A custom Pet Portrait, hand drawn and painted by Cari Johnston. These paintings are fun, colourful, with vibrant splashes of colour.
The portrait will be painted directly on fine watercolour paper finished in an archival varnish. Please note: paintings come unframed.
Deposit: In order to confirm your booking for a custom pet portrait a deposit is required. This is a non-refundable deposit that goes towards your final total. This deposit confirms you're on the customs waiting list. Turnaround time for custom work after your deposit is 2-16 weeks. Please make a note when checking out on your deposit what you would like to order and the date that you need it by. Once you have paid your deposit please send me your reference photos as soon as possible.
After You've Ordered:
After you have paid your deposit, I will send you a message notifying you when I am able to start your portrait. All custom artwork must be paid in full before I start your painting and is non returnable as it is custom work specifically made just for you, but I will do my best to make you happy. Once your artwork is completed, I will email you a photo for approval before varnishing your artwork.
Reference Photos: To get the best results from your portrait, high-quality photos are a must! Please, no screenshots, blurry, or cropped photos. It is important to send high quality, clear photos to work from that are in a pose you LOVE! The best photos of your pets are the once taken at your pets eye level, where your pet takes up most of the frame, and show lots of character and personality. Please send a min. 2 high quality photos of your pet. I may use one or two photos to reference different details. Please specify in your email which photo you like best that you would like as your "main" photo and I will try my best to make it work. Please send your photos to email@example.com as soon as possible.
Requests: Can you make an specific requests? of course! If there is a specific colour you want me to include or avoid, just make sure to let me know when sending photos. If you want me to include a specific collar, tag, bow, ect. please let me know beforehand and include photos of what you want to include before I get started. Changes to the Painting: It is very important to let me know any specifics beforehand as watercolour can be quite unforgiving afterwards. I always do my best to accommodate small changes after sending the final proof. All custom work is final sale and must be paid in full before starting.
Prints and Merchandise: Absolutely! If you are interested in prints I am able to create custom prints to the size you want at my home studio. If you are interested in purchasing merchandise like sweaters, tshirt, mugs, ect. from society6 or redbubble with your pet’s portrait, I include a free upload of your pet’s file. Society6 and redbubble are independent companies that manages the print and shipment of your product and are based out of the States, but have high quality products.
PLEASE NOTE: **As the artist, Cari Johnston retains all copyrights to the artwork. The buyer must obtain written permission to reproduce said artwork for personal and commercial uses. This includes any prints, products, advertising, ect.