Canine Portraiture

Kimberly Merrill will create a museum quality oil portrait that will become a cherished family heirloom.  Typically, a one hour photo shoot is all that is needed.  Prices start at $2,500.

 
   

Pricing

Prices vary with the size and complexity of the painting. I will be more than happy to personally discuss the parameters and pricing of your project.

  • Miniatures (head and shoulders, approx. 4-5”)
    start at $2,500
  • Small (head and shoulders, approx. 10x12”)
    start at $4,000
  • Medium to Large (head and shoulders, approx. 16x20” and up) start at $5,000

Creating a Portrait

A custom portrait by a professional artist is not merely a representation or likeness of a person or animal. The creative choices in color, style and presentation are balanced to present the sitter at their best, while creating a painting that stands on its own as a work of art.

This process and challenge is a passion of mine. I will work with you to create a family heirloom that will stand the test of time and that you will love to look at for years to come.

Photography

Because I work from photography, it is very important that this resource is high quality. The subtle information in the photography will directly influence the quality of the painting, making it crucial that we do not skimp on this step.

Typically, a one-hour photo shoot will provide me with the resources I need to do the painting. If you are not located in the LA area, it may be possible for me to travel at an additional charge, or we may hire a professional photographer in your area that will do the photo shoot under my direction.

The miniature dog or child portraits are the only pieces that it may be possible for the client to take the photographs (please see my instructions).

Payment

  • Miniatures - one-half down with order and balance on delivery and satisfaction.
  • All other paintings – one-third down and balance on delivery and satisfaction.