dog painting

FAQs

How to order your painting:

1.  Email or mail the photo or photos you would like me to use to create your painting (see the “For Digital Photos” and “For Photo Prints” sections, below, for instructions on how to do this.)  Please include any special instructions or questions you have.  When I receive your photos I will respond quickly with my ideas and suggestions.

2.  Go to my Order page, choose the canvas size you prefer & place your order.  I will send you an email to confirm I have received your order.  I can also do custom canvas sizes, so if you need a size that is not available on the Order page,  let me know the size you would like and I will email you a quote. 

3.  When I have completed your digital-oil portrait painting I will email you a proof of the painting.  At this stage I can make adjustments to the painting per your request.  When you have approved of the proof I will ship the finished painting on canvas to you. 

If you have questions, I will help  Email or call 323 656-3519


Multiple Photos:

two dog photos

I can create a painting from one photo 
or I can seamlessly combine multiple photos, add or remove people, pets, objects, buildings, backgrounds and just about anything you can imagine.
I charge $50.00 per additional photo.

Willow  wilber dogs painting small

For Digital Photos:

If possible, email the original photo jpeg file. Please do not compress or reduce in size.


For Photo Prints:

  • Scan your photo print at a large size & high resolution, the higher the resolution the better (300 DPI.)  If you need help with this email me or call me.
  • If you don't have a scanner you can take the photo print to a copy store - the copy store will scan your print and put it on a photo CD.
    After you get the film photo scanned, e-mail me the scan file, or ask the copy store to email me the scan file .

USPS Mail:

If you are unable to email a photo file, send a CD containing the photo file
or send a photo paper print and I will scan it.

Mail to:  
Joe Dea - Portrait Artist
8254 Fountain Ave - Studio D
West Hollywood, Ca. 90046


grandchildren painting

How long does it take to receive the Proof?

It depends on how busy I am, once I have received your order it generally takes me three to five working days to email you a proof.  
Contact me for my current schedule - Email or call 323 656-3519


How long does it take to receive the finished painting on canvas?

After you approve of the proof it generally takes four to six working days to receive the finished painting on canvas when shipped via USPS Priority Mail.
If you need it faster you can choose to ship via FedEx 2Day.  
The paintings are mailed in sturdy shipping tubes.


If you have questions, I will help  Email or call 323 656-3519


Can I order a painting using PayPal?

You can place your order via my Order page with your credit card.  
If you prefer to use PayPal to place your order please contact me and I will email you a PayPal invoice for your painting.


Can I order a painting with a personal check?

Yes, you can mail me a personal check - when I receive your check I will email you to confirm it's arrival. Please make your check payable to Joe Dea.

Mail to:  
Joe Dea - Portrait Artist
8254 Fountain Ave - Studio D
West Hollywood, Ca. 90046


What About Framing?

I do not offer framing.
My paintings are on flat sheets of unstretched artist canvas.
The paintings can easily be framed under glass the same way you frame a print,  or without glass, as you would frame an oil painting.
To frame the painting without glass your framer will first attach the canvas to a mounting board.  Do not stretch the canvas, it could damage the painting.
If you have framing questions please email me & I will help you.  


Portrait Painting Gift Certificates 

For a unique personal gift consider a Portrait Painting Gift Certificate.  To request a gift certificate email me the details and any questions you may have.  I will create & email you a personalized gift certificate that you can print and/or send via email.


What is Digital Painting?

Please see About Digital Painting on my About page.

Dog Painting

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

It is my #1 priority to make sure you are happy with your digital-oil painting.  If you are not completely delighted with your finished art, return it to me within 30 days for a full refund. Please send the painting in the original shipping tube with appropriate insurance. You are responsible for return shipping fees.

Mail to:  
Joe Dea - Portrait Artist
8254 Fountain Ave - Studio D
West Hollywood, Ca. 90046


You can order your painting via my Order page.


Canvas Size Comparison

This gives you an idea how each canvas size looks when hung behind a 7ft sofa.  

Portrait Paintings