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Custom Watercolour Pet Portrait 16 x 20 | Book Early for Christmas Gifts

BOOK EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS!! Pet portraits make wonderful and unique Christmas Gifts. Make sure you book yours early so I can make sure to get it completed in time!


Most of us love animals, whether they be our precious pets or those roaming wild and free. Whether you just want to celebrate your fur or feather baby, remember one that is no longer with you or simply bring a bit of the wild indoors to admire, I would love to bring your dream to life. At this time I paint mostly in watercolour and I define my painting style as fairly tight and detailed. You can see a few examples of both pet portraits and wild bird portraits that I have previously completed in the photos above.

This listing is for an 16 x 20 inch size to include one (1) pet. This is the actual painting size and there will be a white border around all edges to help with framing. The painting will be a portrait which will consist of head/shoulders. I usually don't paint any backgrounds as this keeps the focus on your pet, however, I can add a background of a single colour wash if desired. I use 300gsm Arches Hot Press Watercolour paper and both Holbein and Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolour paints.

Please Note: This listing is for one (1) pet/subject. If you would like multiple pets/subjects included, this will be at an extra cost. Please message me for a quote.

I also offer portraits in 8 x 10 inch and 11 x 14 inch sizes. Please check out my other listings.

If you would like a Portrait of your pet - I will need you to supply good quality, high resolution photographs of your pet. I'll send you a pdf document after purchase of the listing which will give you details of the type of photos that are best and helpful instructions if you need to take photos of your pet specifically for the commission.

If you would like a Wildlife Portrait - In the case of wildlife paintings, you can either supply an idea of what you want or you can supply a specific photo. If you are going to supply the reference photo, it must be either your own photo or a photo from a site that offers copyright free photographs such as pixabay or unsplash. Alternatively, once I know what animal/bird your after, I can obtain my own reference photos to complete the painting. I will run a few choices and possibly some thumbnail sketches by you to see what you prefer. Time will be taken before any painting starts to ensure you are happy with the composition.

Time Frame - I usually allow up to 6 weeks to complete standard paintings, however they are usually completed much earlier. If there are any delays at any time, I will contact you asap to let you know.

Once the listing has been purchased, I will be in contact with you so that we can work out all the lovely details.

Important - If you would like to book a Pet Portrait and would like to use my payment plan, please do not purchase this listing. Send me a message with the details of what your after and I will set up a Custom Listing for your deposit.


- A 35% non-refundable Deposit is required to start. I a period of 48 hours after the deposit is received before starting any work. If you cancel within that period, I will give a full refund of your deposit. After that time, no refunds are made - see below for more details on cancellations.
- Balance of payment is to be made in three (3) fortnightly payments. The first will be due two (2) weeks after the deposit is paid and 2 subsequent payments fortnightly after that.
- The painting will be shipped once final payments are made.
- CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Unfortunately, I am unable to give refunds of either deposits or payments once work has begun. The reason for this is that pet portrait commissioned paintings are of a very personal nature. If a cancellation was made, I would be left with a painting that I would be unable to sell to recoup my costs. With that in mind, I would ask that you fully consider this before making a purchase. I also realise that we all experience financial difficulties from time to time and if you found yourself in that situation, please contact me as I am sure we can work things out. :)

Please note, this will be an unframed and unmatted painting.

SHIPPING IN AUSTRALIA - Free Shipping via Australia Post Parcel Post which will include tracking and insurance.
SHIPPING INTERNATIONAL - via airmail which will include tracking and insurance. Customers are responsible for any Customs fees. Please check your countries Customs regulations.
Smaller paintings will be sent in a large heavy duty rigid mailer between extra backing board to keep it safe. Large paintings will be rolled and shipped in a wide postal tube.
Any questions... don't hesitate to contact me!
Thank you for your interest! ♥

Please note, all Artwork is copyrighted to Julie Elizabeth Allan. It must not be copied, altered or reproduced in any way or form without the permission of the artist. Sale of this item does not transfer its copyright.
All rights reserved © 2019 Julie Elizabeth Allan

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