a Portrait Made From Your Non-Shedding Dog’s Own Hair
In some instances, it is possible for me to create a likeness
of your dog’s face and chest using your pet’s own hair
mounted on a woven background. This process is best suited for
dogs whose hair is not one uniform color. Examples of the breeds
for which this process works well are wheaton terrriers, Tibetan
terriers, Portuguese water dogs, shih-tzus, and poodle mixes.
The pricing and policies are much the same as those for an oil
painting. One important difference is that, once the size has been
determined, it is your responsibility to provide me with a shadow
box in which to place the finished portrait. It is important that
you give me the box before I begin work, so that the background
color of the piece will resonate well with the frame. Once I see
your dog, I can make recommendations about the color of the shadow
Perhaps the most significant difference between this process and
an oil painting is that, after your dog has been groomed and is
still clean, I will need to snip off pieces of his or her hair
to be used in the portrait. Unlike an oil painting, this type of
portrait therefore cannot be done long distance via a photo. Depending
on the dog, this procedure may result in a few uneven blotches
until the hair grows back in. In cutting the hair, I have never
hurt a dog.
If you have questions about this type of portrait, please feel
free to contact me.