How to order

The process

Contact me by email paul@daleandco.com.au or phone 0419 802 252. I can answer any queries and discuss your preferences. Once I receive your photo/s we can follow up if any additional reference images are required and advise time frame.

You will be sent an email proof for your approval, any changes required will be made if possible at this time.

Cost of my standard watercolour is AU$250 (postage for overseas commissions will be advised). A deposit is required before starting, with balance paid once final proof has been approved. Payments can be made by cash, electronic bank transfer or secure payment options via PayPal.

What you will receive

My standard paintings are A3: 420mm x 297mm (16.5″ x 11.7″ approx), 300gsm, acid-free, high quality watercolour sheet. Paintings can be vertical (portrait) or horizontal (landscape). Multiple subjects, larger sizes or other mediums such as acrylic paintings or line drawings can also be commissioned.

Your portrait can be vertical (Head and chest or whole dog) or horizontal (Whole dog).

Space is left around subject to allow for framing options, your painting can also be done to fit an existing frame. All paintings are supplied unframed.

 

How to send images

Email digital images to paul@daleandco.com.au – larger files, if available, will provide more detail. Please don’t send any more than five images at a time.

You can also upload via dropbox or similar services if preferred, or send images on a USB memory stick, or hardcopy photos* via post.

*Never send original photographs that cannot be replaced. Have a good print or copy of the photo made, or take a photo or scan to send.

How to get the best portrait of your dog.

My watercolour style allows me to paint both detailed and loose brushwork. The paintings are full of life, reflecting the look and character of the dogs. I also produce highly detailed custom paintings in both watercolour and acrylic.

Following are some helpful tips that will make help you take the best image of your pet and a great portrait.

  • ­Be around eye level with your pet
  • Closer is better, but avoid getting too close or you will distort your pet’s features or make the body out of proportion.
  • Natural outdoor light will give you better colour.
  • Harsh lighting (strong shadows or overly bright) or low light results in less detail in your image.

 

If you want more information, email me.   paul@daleandco.com.au