Custom Dog/Cat portrait, Mini Encaustic art, Pet lovers gift


** This is a sample of a dog/cat portrait. **

Where to start:

1) Photos – I create a painting from your photos - meaning the better the photos, the better your dog’s or cat's portrait will be. A few clear, close up shots in natural light will work. Try getting down to your pets eye level and fill the camera lens with your pets face. Try different angles and take lots of photos.

2) Decide background colors – If you have a favorite color or want to match the décor of a particular room let me know.
Options: Cool palette (blues, greens, purples)
Warm palette (reds, oranges and yellows)
Neutral palette (creams, browns, grays)

3) Decide on a size - Price list for June 2019
4” x 4” - $45 + tax
5” x 5” - $50 + tax

Larger sizes available upon request.
All portraits are produced with encaustic medium on a 1.5” cradled wood panel
Sides are clear varnished. Black painted sides available upon request.
Artist signature on the side, pet name on back.
Shipping is available on request at extra cost.

Encaustic is a very old technique in which beeswax and damar resin are melted together at 180 degrees Fahrenheit, pigmented, and fused with heat on to a substrate. Some of my bigger paintings have 40 layers or more of encaustic medium applied, each layer fused by a torch. Encaustic paintings will not deteriorate, yellow or darken with time. They do not have to be varnished or protected by glass. This painting will last a lifetime and more. An occasional buffing with a soft, lint free cloth is all that is needed to clean artwork. Encaustics are best kept away from a hot sunny window. These minis can stand on their own and are perfect for a shelf or non – south/west facing windowsill.

Michele Bruchet Art (Bruchet Art) reserves the right to all copyright and reproduction rights to the artwork created from the photos provided.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Reviews (1)


Such a beautiful and meaningful custom gift, by a thoughtful and thorough artist! Thank you so much!

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