About commissioned paintings

Many of my paintings are done on commission. Portraits may be done from photographs. I prefer to take my own and lots of them but if itís not the right season or too far away, I certainly can work from your photos, if they really show the animal well. If a professional photographer took the photo, Iíd need that photographerís permission. I prefer to work from several photos. For example, if the ears are not forward in one, but they are in another and the eyes are closed, I can put them together. I need to see the photos to see what is involved.

You can see that this painting of my horse, Reno, was done from a rather poor photo, but it did show his attitude, so I was able to work with it. You can see also, how an oil portrait develops. They take longer because I allow the painting to dry somewhat between layers.

In a landscape watercolor, Iím willing to put several pieces together. This painting was done from the 3 photos shown.

This double watercolor portrait was done from separate photos of each horse. I shot three rolls of film to get these pleasant, relaxed expressions.

Watercolors start at $500.00, matted and mounted. Oils, on canvas, start at $1000.00. I also do some pencil portraits and some pastels. Gift certificates for portraits and paintings are also available.

Look at the samples on this website. See which ones you like and email me with your questions or ideas. Iíd love to discuss the possibilities with you. I LOVE painting animals but great locations and interesting lighting are challenging and exciting, as well.

I hope youíve enjoyed looking at my art.

E-mail me.

Thanks, Betsey