Frequently Asked Questions

The questions and answers listed below provide an overview of most aspects of my work. Hopefully you will find answers to most of your questions, but if not, please feel free to contact me.

(713) 614-5655 or kermitart@earthlink.net
(Please leave a message if I am unable to answer the phone (which is often). I always try to return all calls & emails by the end of the day.)

FAQ – Painting Classes

Painting Classes
I offer private & group classes, plus Art Therapy classes at local area hospitals.
More information here:
Private Class
3-4 Person Group Class
Art Therapy Painting Classes: info here
Q: How much do the Private / Group Classes cost ?
A:  Private Class:
1 session: $50.00/hr
10 session package: $350.00

Group Sessions:
10 session package: $350.00

Q: Class Location for Private & Group Classes?
A: I teach private art classes & group classes in my Studio on Main St. in Houston.
Q: Healing Though Art - Art Therapy Painting Classes
A: I teach art at the following hospitals: Memorial Herman, Memorial City. LBJ Hospital. MD Anderson. View all current schedules here.
These classes are free for all patients and their caregivers.
Q: Where are the Art Therapy Painting Classes held?
A: I teach art at the following hospitals: Memorial Herman, Memorial City. LBJ Hospital. MD Anderson. View all current schedules here.
Q: How much do the Art Therapy Painting Classes cost ?
A: They are free for all patients and their caregivers.
Q: I need more information, how can I contact you?
A: Please call me: (713) 614-5655
I’m often unable to answer the phone (if I’m giving a class etc.) so please be sure to leave a message.

FAQ – Commissions

Q: Do you only paints pet portraits?
A: In addition to pet portraits I paint whimsical paintings, traditional landscapes, flowers, murals even cows & boots. Take a look at a few of my paintings here.
Q: What kind of surface & paint do you use?
A: I use acrylic paint on stretched canvas.
Q: Are your portraits digital?
A: No! I hand paint every portrait in my studio here in Houston the old fashioned way on stretched canvas with paint and brushes.
Q: So you use a photo of my pet for the pet portrait. How does this work?
A: Yes! I can’t tell you how important it is that you get a really good photo of your pet. Just ONE photo of the pose you wish me to paint. Multiple photos with different poses etc. causes confusion. So be sure to capture your 4-legged friend the way you what the finished painting to look.
However, you may wish to include extra photos for close-up details, color etc. but please stipulate which photo / pose you want replicated on the canvas.
Q: I'd like a painting with all my pets included. Can you do this?
A: Yes of course.
Read here for more information about custom pet portraits by Kermit.
Q: Is there an additional charge when multiple pets are in the painting?
A: Yes, each additional pet requires considerably more time to complete the painting so I have to charge extra for each additional pet.
Read here for more information about custom pet portraits by Kermit.

 

 

 

Q: How many photos should I send you?
Just ONE photo showing the pose you wish me to paint. So be sure to capture your 4-legged friend the way you what the finished painting to look.
However, additional photos are helpful for detail and color.
Q: For a painting with multiple pets do you need one photo or separate photos of each pet?
It’s best to provide me with separate photos of each pet. Remember to be sure to capture each 4-legged friend the way you them to look in the finished painting.
Q: How much does a painting cost?
A: It depends on the size, number of animals featured, and other conditions.
Shipping and framing are additional.
Read here for more information about custom pet portrait prices by Kermit.
Q: I want you to paint my pet. What's the first step?
A: The steps outlined here may help.
Once you have decided on the painting’s size, and captured a photo of your pet in the most perfect pose for the portrait, contact me at
(713) 614-5655 or kermitart@earthlink.net

(Please leave a message if I am unable to answer the phone (which is often). I always try to return all calls by the end of the day.) 

Q: I see you price list stipulates 6 different options regarding size. Can I request a size that is not listed?
A: Yes, of course.
Please call me: (713) 614-5655
I’m often unable to answer the phone (if I’m giving a class etc.) so please be sure to leave a message.
Q: How can I contact you?
A: Please call me: (713) 614-5655
I’m often unable to answer the phone (if I’m giving a class etc.) so please be sure to leave a message.
Q: Is a deposit required?
Yes, I require a partial payment before I start your painting.
We’ll discuss this before the project starts
Q: How do I pay you?
A: I accept cash or check at this time.
Soon you will be able to pay with a credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, JCB, Diner’s Club & EnRoute) via Paypal even if you do not have a Paypal account. I’ll let you know as soon as soon as this option is available.
Q: Can I pay in installments?
A: Yes, we’ll discuss this before the project starts.
Q: What is your turn around time?
A: This all depends on my workload and the complexity of the painting you request. Size is an obvious factor, and a painting with 2 or 3 animals takes considerably longer to finish than just one animal.
If you need a painting in time for Christmas I recommend that you get ahead of the rush, the earlier the better, say August/September.
There is always a last minute rush in December; so much easier and less stressful if you plan ahead.
Q: How do you keep me updated when painting ?
A: While I am painting your pet or whatever subject you select I periodically send you photos via email showing you the painting’s progress.
Q: If I send you a photo, is it returned?
A: Yes, I will return the photo you gave me together with the finished painting.
Q: Does my painting come with a frame?
A: No. Your painting will be delivered with the stretch bars still attached.
You may request that your painting be framed and ready to hang upon delivery. This additional cost must be paid when the painting is picked up or before delivery.
Q: I want my painting framed. Can you arrange this?
A: Yes, of course.
This additional cost must be paid when the painting is picked up or before delivery.
Q: How do I collect my painting?
A: For those clients who live in and around Houston, TX the easiest way is to collect the painting from my studio. I will contact you when it is ready for delivery so we can arrange a meeting time and then I will place it in your vehicle for you.
If you prefer to have it shipped (or do not live near Houston) you will be required to pay all shipping costs beforehand.
Q: I am unable to collect my painting. Can you ship it to me?
A: Yes, of course.
All shipping costs must be received in advance.

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Custom Hand-Painted Pet Portraits from your Photos