Portraits & Custom Orders

Custom paintings of any species, at just about any size.  You can browse the other sections to see more painting examples.  Due to the extra time involved, custom projects generally cost more than similar already-created works. 

SEASONAL NOTE: Due to unprecedented USPS holiday delays last year, time-sensitive custom projects should be requested before Thanksgiving.  Availability will depend on the volume of requests - which are created in the order that project plans are finalized.

Custom process:

* View custom information for the categories below (and browse past and current works) to get an idea of the available styles and options.  Custom requests are a minimum $100 per project 

*  Email artist Ashley Dietrich at canvasdove@gmail.com with your budget and ideas of how you'd like your piece to look - including size range,  background, framing, etc.   Also send photos if it's a pet portrait.  

*  Project details will be discussed, and a sketch created.

*  Upon approval of the sketch, a 50% deposit listing will be set up for you to purchase (website accepts credit cards or paypal).

*  Usually within a week, you'll receive photos of the nearly-complete painting before the final details are added.  At this point, minor alterations can be made - but major changes may increase the cost of your project.

*  Upon your approval of the finished painting, the 50% balance listing will be set up for you to purchase, then the painting will be varnished and shipped.  

Gift Orders: 

* Upon request, artwork can be gift-wrapped and sent directly to a recipient (USA only) and a gift note printed.  Please make this known when making your custom request.  It's also a good idea to let the receiver know that a package is on the way.