"The quality is excellent, the portraits are not digital (like so many other vendors) they're actually hand-painted water colors"- Terylin
Get a close up of your pet. This way I can better see all of their beautiful features.
Get an eye-level shot by crouching down when taking the photo.
It is best if you take the photo when your pet is either sitting or standing, not laying down.
Light plays an important role in good photos. For best results, take your photo outdoors, in daylight.
Consider the size of the portrait. Will it be a small painting that you can display on a shelf, or a larger piece that will hang on your wall?
When it comes to portraits, the right frame can make all the difference. Not only can it enhance the aesthetic of the piece, but it also provides long-term protection.
That's why I offer four framing options with every portrait - because I believe that every client deserves to have their artwork displayed in a way that they love.
And while sometimes opting in for an unframed portrait may seem like the more budget-friendly option, it often ends up costing just as much, if not more.
By choosing one of my pre-framed options, you'll be able to hang your portrait immediately upon receiving it - no running around trying to find the right frame for your piece.
Ultimately, my goal is for you to be able to sit back and enjoy your framed portrait for years to come.
Even though it may seem like a small customization, adding your pet's name brings an extra level of charm and allows you to truly express your love for your furry friend.
And don't worry about whether you want the name included or not - simply specify that by writing "no name" in the designated text box and I'll leave it off.
Once you've placed your order, you will receive an email with simple photo tips. Reply to that email with photos of your pet. As soon as I've gotten your photos I'll be getting to work - turning your dog into a work of art.
It’s okay! I'll send you simple instructions in an email after your order. And if you're still unsure, I'll help you choose the perfect photo!
Choose style, size, add to cart and checkout securely to get started. Then simply reply to the email I send you with a cute pet photo
I'll turn your pet into a beautiful masterpiece and ship within ~14 days
Enjoy and showcase your unique piece of art for years to come
“Wow is all I can say!My friends organised a peekaboo picture of my beautiful dog Levi who sadly passed away a few weeks ago and it’s the most beautiful picture, so special. I loved it so much that I ordered another 3, one of our other puppy Theo and 2 for family members as Christmas gifts of their dogs. This lady has some serious talent behind her, absolutely unbelievable. Couldn’t be happier”
“I don't even know where to start ! The portrait of our friends' dog Lena did is simply AMAZING ! She captured to absolute perfection his sweetness and a hint of mischievousness. I have seldom seen such an expressive portrait. Love it ! Love it ! Love it ! Next ones will be for us. Thank you so much Lena. You are a unique artist. An artist who "sees" with her heart, not just the eyes.” - Danica
“I searched many options before choosing RomaLena for my pet portraits. I admit I was very afraid of being disappointed but it's just the opposite - I'm in love. The quality is excellent, the portraits are not digital (like so many other vendors) they're actually hand-painted water colors and they arrived exactly on time. My framer even commented that he had framed a lot of pets and this style was the nicest he had seen” - Terilyn
My custom pet portraits are hand painted with authentic watercolors on the highest-quality museum rated paper.
Receive yours in 3 simple steps:
1 - Choose your style
I offer two styles of portraits. The first is the "classic" style, which captures the pet's head and shoulders in great detail.
The second is the "peekaboo" style, which is a playful take on the traditional pet portrait.
Whichever style you choose, I guarantee that your pet's personality will shine through in the finished painting.
2 - Choose size
Consider the size of the portrait.
Will it be a small painting that you can display on a shelf, or a larger piece that will hang on your wall?
3 - Order and receive it
Once you've placed your order you receive an email with simple instructions on how to send the perfect photo of your pet.
After I've received one, I'll turn your pet into a one-of-a-kind work of art and ship it to you to show the world!
Not sure which image to choose? Need help?
It’s okay! I'll send you simple instructions in an email after your order.
And if you're still unsure, I'll help you choose the perfect photo!
I don't do digital illustrations. That's what makes my work so unique! Every single painting is hand painted and 100% custom made for your pet, just as you want it to be.
If you followed the photo guidelines, your photo is likely to be just perfect!
If I need a new photo from you, this may lengthen your delivery time by a few days.
Your portrait will arrive between 2-3 weeks after purchase. It may take up to 4-5 weeks for your order to arrive during peak holiday seasons.