puci ~ custom oil portraits of pets &/or people

It's all about what you'd like me to paint/from your photos
 

I'm looking forward to working with you to capture the essence of your beloveds in oil paints; from your photos.
(A memorial portrait painting can be a special way to honor your beloveds as well as to provide a measure of comfort in their physical absence.)
Email me with questions &/or to get started:
puci@puciart.com

• Thinking about a size you see don't here?
• Want a painting of your pet iguana?
• How about a painting of Snowball-Kitty with Auntie Maria, Uncle Fred AND little cousin Ali?
• Want all 7 beloved pets in your painting?
Sure Thing!

Painting commissions for Christmas 2019 are happening now, w/free shipping on the 8x8" & the 8x10" sizes
Click on images for close up views
Samples 8x8"s
intimate & close-in; loose brushwork; minimal background
head of boxer in black and white
animated face of a dog with white curly hair
Samples 8x10"s
perhaps a bit more of the body; minimal background; lively brushwork
Plott Hound in golden light, orange background

Samples 10x10"s
fun square size, more room for detail and the full body too

Samples 10x12"s
allows more space for a specific background
 

Samples 12x12"s
a terrific size in the square format that works well with other 12x12"s groupings on your wall

Samples
12x16"s
just a good-lookin' size
Samples 16x20"s
one of many traditional sizes for portraiture as well as a standard frame size
Samples 18x24"s
where your imagination has no limits
Samples 20x24"s & larger (various sizes)
Big and Bold
Samples 2+ pets (various sizes)
larger sizes accommodates 2 or more pets-in-one-painting
Samples Pets-in-Costume (various sizes)
they'll love you for not REALLY making them wear those outrageous get-ups,(and yes, that is Neil-Patrick-Harris with his pups)
Samples Pets-with-Persons (various sizes)
capture in oil paints that most special loving bond. (a custom person-portrait only is also possible)
Samples People only (various sizes)   
YOUR 15 minuts of fame
The Scoop (Q & A):
Q
How does this all work?
A Really well, really... Start by emailing some photos to me: puci@puciart.com (large size photos with good resolution please if possible).
     - I create the pre-painting composition using your photos and Adobe Photoshop
     - Once you OK the composition, I paint the portrait
     - I email you some photos of the finished painting
     - You make payment
     - I mail your painting to you
     - all in a matter of weeks

Q How do I get my photos to you?
A Whatever works, but send good ones* OK?
     1. via email: you may send your digital photo(s) to my email address: puci@puciart.com
     2. via snail mail: you may send originals or a color copy of your photo(s) to my postal address
     3. via internet/social media: I can take a screenshot of your photo(s) from the internet if you have it posted
     somewhere and if the photo(s) are a large file size with good resolution
     
4. via smartphone/ text or email
     * (A good photo will be a large file size, no harsh flash, have good contrast of the pet, will be
      sharp, and will ideally be at close range)

Q I can't get a good photo of Bubbles. What should I do?
A
Doggy & kitty treats might help. But if all else fails, just send me what you've got and we'll go from there. I can usually find suitable
    online images to "fil in" what's missing.

Q How long does it take?
A
Could be as little as 2 weeks but sometimes it could be 5-6 weeks. Thinking Christmas gifts? Great! But please give me plenty of advance
    notice, as I must allow time for the oil paints to dry & for shipping too. (I do have an alternate option that has worked well in Christmas's
    past Interested in knowing more? Let's chat: puci@puciart.com )

Q May I order a size larger than 8x8" or more than one pet in the same painting? How about Mom with her dear MiniPoo?
A
Absolutely and... the more the merrier. Here are some sample size/price options:
  

Q Should I expect any extra charges?
A
Maybe; but NEVER any surprise charges; we'll always discuss it first. I'm happy to accomodate special requests (such as a complex background,    beloved toy, nametag, costume) but these special features may incur an additional 10% of the painting price. Significant changes to the    composition after you've OK'ed it &/or to a successfully finished painting will incur that 10% added fee.

Q How much will shipping within the U.S. cost?
A
The 2 smallest sizes are free; 3 paintings mailed together are free; other sizes vary from $15 to about $45 for very large size paintings. International      buyers please email me for shipping prices: puci@puciart.com

Q How do I pay you?
SA
We'll figure out which option is best for you: PayPal, personal check, cashier's check, money order,
credit card and cash accepted; Thanks.

Q When do I pay you?
A
I don't expect final payment until AFTER you've seen photos of the finished oil painting. Paintings $300 or more will require a 20% deposit; Thanks.

Q I'd like my painting to last a long time.
A
I'm on that. Your finished oil portrait will be painted on prepared cotton fabric stretched/mounted onto a prepared hardwood board and stapled
    to the back. I use a varnish-type medium after the painting is finished (as a protective coating as well as to provide an even sheen on the dried oil     paints.) Oil paints are rich in color and resilient to time and to the elements.

Q Can you describe your process a little bit?
A
Sure thing.I hand-paint all my paintings using oil paints and brushes. (You'll be able to see the texture of the paint, especially in the areas that
    I think need a thicker application of oil paint.) After we chat about your vision for the painting & we decide on the best photo(s) to base the           painting on, I work out the composition in Adobe Photoshop for you to OK. Then, I transfer this image onto the prepared painting surface in                 preparation to paint. I also print out a copy of this composition to use as my guide as I'm painting.

Q Can I frame the painting myself?
A
Sure, but your painting will be ready to hang/display as soon as you receive it (with the sides painted black or with a gallery wrap/may cost extra.



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(Purchase of these paintings entitles the purchaser to the original art only. All reprocduction rights remain the property of the artist)