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Commission and Pricing 2017-11-15T08:32:43+00:00
Draco with his portrait by Lisa Acciai

Commissioning a pet portrait is simple and a wonderful way to preserve precious memories of your pet for years to come or to celebrate the memory of a beloved pet we have lost.

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Step 1: 

Email me with the info below:

  • Choose a painting, drawing or sketch
  • If painting, then choose a size (see available sizes below)
  • Pet photo(s). The higher the resolution the better detail I can see!
  • Preferred background color (for paintings)
  • And any other special requests

Step 2:

Payment can be made by check or to my Paypal account. I require half down payment in order to get started. You may pay half either through the PayPal button below or by sending a check (please contact me for mailing address).




Please note:

Refunds are not available on custom portraits, however, I will work with you until you are 100% satisfied with your portrait!

Philip - oil painting by Lisa-Acciai

2017 Pricing for Oil
painting on canvas

  • 8″ x 10″: $195*
  • 10″ x 10″: $206*
  • 9″ x 12″: $268*
  • 12″ x 12″: $281*
  • 11″ x 14″: $331*

* Shipping is not included in the price.

I use a high quality, gallery wrapped 1.5″ deep canvas that does not need to be framed. I paint the sides and add hanging wire to the back so your painting is ready to hang when you receive it! If you would prefer to frame your painting please let me know ahead of time.

Susie - Charcoal on Paper

2017 Pricing for Pencil or
Charcoal Drawing on Paper:

8″ x 10″ portrait in charcoal or pencil on high quality paper. Finished drawing is sprayed to prevent smudging: $89 *

Contact me if you would like a different size
* Shipping is not included in the price.

Lisa Acciai Terrier sketch

2017 Pricing for
Pencil Sketch on Paper:

These are not as detailed as the drawings.

8″ x 10″ size pencil portrait: $50 *

Contact me if you would like a different size
* Shipping is not included in the price.

Sizes available for paintings are pictured below (11×14 is not pictured). (Contact me if you’d like something larger or a special requested size)

LAc Studio 8x10 canvasLAc Studio 10x10 canvas LAc Studio 9x12 canvasLAc Studio 12x12 canvas

Tips for photographing your pet:

  • The best possible lighting is natural outdoor lighting or near a large window.
  • Please turn off the flash! This can create a red eye and unnatural coloring as well as scare your pet. An overcast day is perfect for picture taking to avoid harsh lighting or if that’s not possible try and position the sun behind your pet.
  • Get down on their level and avoid looking down at your pet. Take plenty of facial shots with their face filing the frame. 3/4 angle shots can also make an interesting portrait.
  • Basically if you have a digital camera or phone camera take Lots of pics!
  • Backgrounds, hands that are holding your pet, collars etc can be cropped or edited out. We can work together on your preferences for background colors.
  • Please email the full size image file of your pet. The higher the resolution the better your painting will turn out!
  • If photos are not digital they will be returned along with the finished portrait.