Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Custom Painted Pet Portraits

We love pets! Our in house painters are capable of reproducing needlepoint canvases of your favorite pet. Send us photos of your dog, cat or any other animals to painting@rittenhouseneedlepoint.com  for an estimate.

Below is a custom painted Lulu (Russell & Stephen's standard poodle). Compare it to the real photo and the canvas. Our painter captured her looks and expression very well, and combined with a colorful bookshelf behind, the canvas forms an interesting juxtaposition of colors, textures, and points of interest.

    The photos below show the process. You can send us photos with notes, and we will provide you an estimate of the cost. After you put down a 50% deposit our artist will send you a quick pencil sketch.  You can email with us back and forth to modify the sketch, after we finalize the sketch, our paint will paint it on canvas and mail it to you.  The whole process will be finished within 4 weeks after deposit. We also offer a fully colored sketch, which will cost more, but you will get to see exactly what it will look like after painting. 

Not every pet portrait painting need to be fully colored, a simple line work can also be stitched up into a nice gift for yourself or your family. This will be a much cheaper way to do but still have an aesthetically pleasing result. Again, to get your lovely pet a portrait, email us at painting@rittenhouseneedlepoint.com


  1. Very nice-looking forward to seeing Lulu stitched!

  2. I was told that you werent doing pet portraits anymore! I am sorry I was misinformed, glad to see you are in business!