How Much Does it Cost to Have a Portrait My Pet?
May 16 2022
The costs and experiences associated with having your pet's portrait painted.
Why paint your pet's portrait?
There are many reasons why you might want to have your pet's portrait painted. You may want to be reminded of your beloved pet, or give it as a gift to someone who has bonded with the animal. For some people, it is simply because they enjoy looking at portraits and find them beautiful.
The reasons are endless! One thing that is certain is that having your pet's portrait painted will be a cherished memory for years to come.
What artists charge.
There are a few factors that affect the cost of your pet's portrait. The biggest one is the experience level of the artist. If you hire someone with no prior experience, they may not be able to paint as well as an artist who's been painting for years. The more experienced artists also have a larger portfolio and can charge more for their work because of it.
The size of your painting will also affect its price tag. A large canvas will cost more than a small one, and if you want something very detailed (like photo-realism), that'll add to the price as well. And don't forget about mediums: acrylic paints tend to be cheaper than oil paints while watercolors are generally less expensive than acrylics or oils too!
The cost of an average portrait.
The cost of an average portrait is generally determined by several factors. First, the size of the painting will affect its price; larger paintings are more expensive than smaller ones. Second, the complexity of your pet’s pose, background and expression will also influence cost—the more complicated these elements are to paint, the more additional research may be required and the higher the price tag will be. Thirdly, mediums and methods used by artists to create portraits can vary greatly in terms of costs: oil on canvas canvasses tend to be more expensive than acrylic paintings printed on canvas boards; watercolors can be priced according to their quality (and therefore how much pigment is used), while pastels can range from cheap posterboard sheets painted over with colored crayons up through high-quality authentic Degas pastels sold at auctions worldwide.
Fourthly (and finally!), an artist’s reputation plays a role in determining whether you get a bargain or pay top dollar for your pet portrait: well-known artists charge less because they have loyal followings who value them highly enough not only pay full price but also devote considerable time searching for sales coupons before making purchases online or visiting exhibitions where every square inch has been marked off by other patrons with their own rollicking laughter as they wait patiently behind you even though there are many empty seats available around them just waiting for someone else like yourself so that when it comes time for yours turn again then maybe one day soon hopefully maybe possibly hopefully maybe yes!
How long it takes.
In the case of a painting, this is a completely subjective question. Depending on the artist, it could take weeks or months to complete a pet portrait. Some artists work in layers and some don't; some use acrylic paints and others oils; some paint with their fingers while others use brushes. A lot of factors go into how long it takes for an artist to finish a piece, so one can only speculate about any given portrait's timeline based on what they've seen from other artists.
In general, however, if you're planning on having your pet painted by an artist who works predominantly with acrylics on canvas (as opposed to pastels), then you can expect that your painting will take at least two weeks (and likely more) before they're ready for pickup. If you're looking at having something printed instead—for example, if your goal is simply to hang up photos of your dog or cat around the house—then it should be much faster: usually just days rather than weeks or months!
Other expenses to consider.
If you want to frame your painting, that will cost more money. Framing options range from cheap frames from places like Ikea, to custom-made canvases and frames from an art supply store or even a professional portrait framing shop.
If you want to store the painting somewhere besides in your home or studio, consider renting a storage unit or purchasing a safe deposit box at your bank. If you have space in your home and are willing to take on the responsibility of caring for it, there are other options that don't require any additional expenses: putting it in a closet (not recommended), hanging it on the wall (also not recommended), or placing it on an easel next to where you sit while working (recommended). And if the thought of caring for something so precious makes your palms sweat with anxiety and worry—you've got some relaxing hobbies coming up soon!
What kind of additional paintings do I want?
This is totally up to personal preference! You can choose another pet portrait from our gallery if we've already painted one for someone else who loved it; ask us about commissioning a portrait by contacting us directly; or even get an entirely different type of artwork made specifically for yourself by filling out this form here!
Painting a portrait of your pet is a fairly costly investment, but the result can be well worth it!
If you’re looking for a way to permanently memorialize your loved one, painting a portrait of your pet is an excellent option. Although it can be costly, the experience of having a custom piece of artwork painted by an artist is priceless. And while it may not be as financially sound, there are many other benefits associated with commissioning a portrait of your beloved companion:
The experience is priceless!
The portrait can be a cherished family heirloom—one that will last long after they're gone.
The portrait can be used as a gift for friends and family members who might not otherwise have been able to afford such luxury items on their own (and who knows? Maybe they'll want one too!).
The portrait can be used as an investment—perhaps even sold down the road if need arises or if market conditions change favorably in future years (or decades). Even if this doesn't happen though, we think it's still worth doing just because...well...your pet deserves nothing less than perfection!