Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are these really all hand drawn and painted? 
A: Yes! I do everything by hand. In fact, you can check out the process of my work in some of my videos here!

Q: How much does a painting cost? 
A: All of my paintings are custom and unique. The prices are determined by the size of the canvas, number of subjects, and the level of detail involved in the work. Paintings start at $400; if you would like to receive a quote, please email me at alexcech@painted-paws.com.

 

Q: Does the painting come framed?

A: No, but my canvases come in standard framing sizes. 

Q: My pet has passed away, can you still do a portrait of him/her?
A: Absolutely! I work from photographic references, so as long as you have a picture, we’re good to go!

Q: All I have are small printed pictures, can you use those?
A: I can work off almost any photograph. If all you have are the old hardcopies, I can make it work.

Q: Can you combine multiple pictures into one painting?
A: Yes, in fact that is my specialty! 

Q: I don’t like the background of my picture, can you change it for the painting?
A: Yes, we can make the background into anything you want! 

Q: I like my pet’s face in one picture and his/her body in another. Can you combine them?
A: Most likely, as long as the poses are taken from the same camera angle. 

Q: How long does it take once you get started?
A: On average, watercolors take 1-2 weeks and oils take around a month. 

Q: Can you ship the painting?
A: I can ship both domestically and internationally. 

Q: How much is shipping?

A: I ship my paintings via UPS with insurance for domestic shipments. For paintings under $1000, the average cost is $25-$30. For paintings over $1000, the average cost is $35-$45.

Q: Do you offer US military discounts?

A: Yes, 15% off! 

Q: Which size should I choose?
A: Please click on the images below for some sizing guidelines! My most popular sizes are: 11x14 for watercolor paintings, and 16x20 for oil paintings.

 

Q: How do I book?

A: A $100 deposit must be placed in order to reserve your spot on my wait list. This deposit goes towards the price of the painting when it's done. The average wait is 3-4 weeks, but please send me an email if you need it sooner! Lock in your spot by placing the deposit via check, credit card, or PayPal: 

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