Let's take this watercolor, for example. If you look in his eyes there are many little details that I just *cannot* make up. As an artist who's painted pets for 5 years now, I know their bone structure, I know their mouths and I can add some detail in those areas that may not be completely visible. When it comes to things like specks in the eyes, a few stray whiskers, and even eye shape - this is very different for every dog that comes across my desk, not just a one-size-fits-all.
We are not at a loss here, smaller portraits require less detail. We can find a size that will work with your photo. Even if it happens to be a gold ring for your pinky. If you have any doubts about how your painting may turn out, what size you should order, if you'd be better with an ornament or a sketch- please don't hesitate to send me a message! I'll be more than happy to come to a conclusion with you! And hey- maybe it is that "above the mantel" abstract painting you're looking for! ;) Let's do it!