Since you can not buy pre-made velvet canvases, I stretch my velvet over stretcher bars. Your painting starts with me putting the stretcher bars together, cutting the velvet to size, folding it over the stretcher bars and carefully stapling it down. This is based on the traditional method of canvas stretching.

I then make a drawing of your requested image and transfer that drawing onto the velvet.

Yes! I take commissions. Please email me with your idea and we can discuss size and price. I require 50% deposit before I start the painting and the balance after it is finished. Please allow for shipping charges as well. I take Paypal, personal check or money order. I am sometimes not available right away if I am working on another project, so it's best to allow plenty of time if you are thinking of a gift.

Pet portraits are a common request and I love to do them.

Welcome! I am an artist who likes to paint on velvet.

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