Dog and Cat Pet Portraits Watercolor or Oil Paintings

Dog and Cat Pet Portraits
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"My Mom loves it; it is one of the best gifts I have ever given.‎" ~Charlene Anderson

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Hand-painted Portrait of your favorite dog or cat
One Pet - choose size

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Zeh Pet Portraits in Watercolor or Oil

Your dog or cat is the best in the world and deserves royal treatment. What could be more royal than a hand-painted portrait? I take extra care to capture the unique personality and defining features of your prince or princess. In your choice of watercolor or oil, a Zeh pet portrait is a great gift idea for yourself or a special animal lover.‎
  • Watercolor portraits are painted with permanent paints on heavyweight, acid-free watercolor paper.
  • Oil portraits are painted on high quality archival canvas with painted side edges - framing this type of canvas is optional.
  • Unframed so you can choose the frame you like.
  • Sizes - 5x7, 8x10, 11x14. If you don't see the size you would like, let me know!

Multiple pets in the same portrait
Two Pets - choose size
Three Pets - choose size

Comments from happy clients:

Ebby - Shih Tzu 14x11 oil on canvas

Watching your progress as you captured our Ebby on canvas was like watching her being born! You caught the sparkle in her eyes, the softness of her coat, and even what I've always thought of as the fine leather quality of her little nose! A very real treasure. Thank you! ~ Norb and Julie Saegaert
Cody - Golden Retriever, 8x10 watercolor

I just received the portrait you did of our Cody and I could not be more pleased. The painting is exquisite and it really looks like Cody… I know my husband will be thrilled. Thank you SO much! ~Patty Marion
Ginger & Huney Bear - Pomeranians, 8x10 watercolor

You really caught Ginger and Huney Bear in the portrait. They are so real and beautiful. The colors are perfect. Thanks for making them look real...just like themselves. ~Jean Pease
Mosa - Tabby, 10x8 oil on panel

My daughter LOVED it. She said it looked just Mosa and she was thrilled you got her eyes just right. ~ Kathy Eickholt
Joshua - Mixed, 10x8 oil on panel

"A year ago I lost my dog after 17 1/2 years and I wanted a portrait to memorialize him. I recently found Janet on e-bay and asked her to do the portrait for me. I want everyone to know that she did an absolutely wonderful portrait of my dog... and it is such a wonderful and happy likeness of him that my husband and I find joy in it every day... It allows us to remember him with such fondness and no sadness and that is a perfect gift as far as we are concerned. Words cannot express our gratitude Janet but we still want to say a great big "Thank You" from the bottom of our hearts and know that we will forever be grateful to you for your effort." ~ Joyce Bates‎
Buster & Rex - Lab & Pit Bull Mixed, 5x7 watercolor

Simply beautiful! Those are my boys and this will be a beautiful gift for my husband. ~Lori Mitchell RN
Lily - Longhair cat, 10x8 Watercolor

I did get the painting yesterday...It is absolutely amazing. You are so very talented. My brother and sister-in-law loved it. It looked great from the picture on line but in person it was so much better. I couldn't have been happier. Thank you so much! ~Shanna

Bentley - Maltese Terrier, 7x5 Watercolor

Janet painted 4 pictures of my malteses Beamer, Bentley, Lexus and Shelby. She did an absolutely beautiful job on them. They are so life like and everyone that has seen them loves them. You will not be disappointed with any work she does for you. She provides excellent customer service and delivery of your portraits is extremely fast to be custom. I will have Janet do additional portraits for me for my friends and family. I couldn't be happier. ~Gail Howell
Kasi, Tashi & Storm - 10x8 Oil on panel
Janet is a amazing artist and exemplary professional. I wanted to have Janet do a oil panting so my wife would have something to remember her cats by. The likeness she presented in the painting was of a true professional, my wife was totally in ah when she received the painting for her birthday. Thank you so much for your heartfelt efforts to provide this painting for Tricia, it was done timely, shipping professionally and the price was well within our budget. Thank you so much for such a great experience.
~Gary and Tricia Turner.
Claire & Angus - Malinois, Shepherd, 5x7 Watercolor
"Hi janet, THANK YOU! You captured both of my beasties so well!'ve gotten Claire's kind of pensive, kind of sulky expression just right! I am so happy with the portrait and my son (as a teenager he tends to be "worldly" and blase) was impressed and happy with how his dog (claire) came out. "Oh, that's cool" were his exact words; high praise indeed!  Love it love it love it! " ~Karen Velasquez.
Peyton and Eli - Hungarian Vizslas, 8x10 Watercolor
I purchased a gift certificate for my Mom. She had Janet paint her two Vizslas (Hungarian Pointers). Janet had several pictures of the dogs to refer to, and also talked to my Mom about the personalities and other characteristics of the dogs. The result was an absolutely fantastic painting that captured the dogs perfectly. My Mom loves it; it is one of the best gifts I have ever given. ~Charlene Anderson‎

Scooter - Longhair Calico, 11x14 Oil on Panel

Oh Janet, it is Beautiful!!!!! I love it. You did an exceptional job. This is a Christmas gift for my husband and he is going to have the best gift ever! Thank you ~Debbie Holloman
Dexter, Squirrely, Echo - Siamese, Tabby, 7x5 oil

I received my painting yesterday. It is WONDERFUL! I can't imagine how it could be better. I also consider it a compliment that you chose my 'babies' for the article on your blog. You did a great job of explaining your process and I've had a blast showing it to everyone I know. My mom (who purchased the gift for me) is also very excited with both the writeup and the painting. Thanks so much for the time you took to get everything just right! ~Melissa McNatt
German Shorthair Pointer, Weimaraner, Mix, 14x11 wc

Janet - I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work in getting this painting done in time for Christmas. Becky told me how hard you worked on it and it was the best Christmas gift I have ever recieved. These dogs mean the world to me and you captured them exactly as I see them. Have to say I got a little choked up when I opened it on Christmas morning. Thank you so much for all of your effort and we have the painting hanging in our living room to enjoy every day. ~ Dave
Skeeter - Golden Retriever, 10x8 Watercolor

I wanted to let you know that my wife loved the watercolor you did of our dog Skeeter. Needless to say there weren't many dry eyes when she opened her gift Christmas Day. She still tears up when she looks at it. You did a wonderful job of capturing her beauty. Thanks so very much! ~Don
Cleo - Calico cat, 10x8 Watercolor

Janet, this is so amazing! You captured Cleo perfectly, and I couldn't be happier. I love that she is still in a box and the modifications are perfect. My third graders enjoyed seeing how you went about painting Cleo. I look forward to having you paint more pictures for me in the future.

Thank you so much! ~Lisa

How to order a Zeh Pet Portrait in 8 easy steps
  1. Find or take some good pictures of your animal(s), the larger the better.
  2. For more than one pet in the same portrait, send at least one photo of them together to show the correct size proportions if possible.
  3. On this page, select the size and number of pets for your portrait. Click "Add to Cart" and check out securely. You may pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. To send a check or money order, please contact me.
  4. A receipt will be emailed to you and I will send a questionnaire about your pet to your email.
  5. Once you finish the questionnaire, you will receive the address to send your photos. You may send your photos by email or regular mail.
  6. Though typically a custom painting will be completed in 2-4 weeks, during especially busy times it could be 10-12 weeks. If you need it by a specific date, contact me before ordering to be sure I can have it ready in time.
  7. For additional sizes or more than three animals in the portrait, please contact me.
  8. You may also order portraits of other animals. Just purchase the appropriate size and send pictures of your pet.
That's it! If you have trouble getting a good photo, send several of whatever you have.

About Your Pet Portrait
  • Your pet portrait is an original hand-painted watercolor or oil painting
  • Watercolor painting is done on heavyweight archival 100% acid-free watercolor paper with permanent watercolor pigments.
  • Oil painting is done on acid-free wrapped canvas with painted sides and is unvarnished. Your painting will be dry to the touch, but please wait six months if you wish to varnish to allow the oil paint to thoroughly cure.
  • Unframed. Framing directions for watercolors are included.

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