Commission a Painting

Thank you for considering a commissioned painting! I will work with you to create portraits of your pet, a family member, a car, whatever you wish!

Prices for Pet Portraits – Single Subject – for example, one dog

  • 5 x 7     $150.
  • 8 x 10   $200.
  • 11 x 14   $325.
  • 16 x 20  $450.
  • We can also discuss larger or custom sizes.

Prices for Human Portraits – Single Subject – for example, one person

  • 8×10     $300.
  • 11×14     $400.
  • 16×20     $500.
  • We can also discuss larger or custom sizes

More than one figure in a portrait

  • Add $50.00 for each additional figure. See the examples below for potential prices.
  • If you would like multiple subjects, 11 x 14 and larger will provide the best result.

This video will take you through the process; more details below.

You can download a pdf of this video HERE.


  • Prices below are for unframed portraits with white or plain colored background.
  • We can also discuss full body poses and other features.

Postage and Packaging

  • 11 x 14 and smaller paintings will be sent USPS Priority Mail in a protective plastic sleeve between strong cardboard.
  • 16 x 20 and larger will be sent rolled in a USPS tube.
  • If you live close by we can avoid postage and meet for delivery.

The Painting

  • Your watercolor painting will be created on 140 lb Arches watercolor paper using your photo(s) as reference.
  • All paintings are supplied unframed and come with a Certificate of Authenticity and my signature discreetly included.

Reference Images

  • I can create the painting using your digital images.
  • Email 3 or 4 clear, high resolution images (.tiff or .jpg) to me at
  • It’s especially important that the image provides clear details and colors.

Timeline and Payment

  • Completion time will be established when the commission has been confirmed in writing.
  • At least 4 weeks in advance of deadline is encouraged.
  • A non-refundable deposit of the half the purchase price is required at the time of commission. Balance is due upon completion and your approval of the finished painting.

Methods of Payment

  1. Personal check payable to Rebecca Rhodes, Pennsylvania clients only
  2. Paypal – we can discuss the details.