ALL PAINTINGS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE BY ME,
RENNIE SPARKS, THE LYRICIST AND
BANJO/BASS TWIDDLER FOR THE HANDSOME
FAMILY. I ALSO COLLECT DOG FOOD CANS
FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND CAT WHISKERS
OF ALL LENGTH AND COLOR.
THE PAINTINGS I MAKE:
acrylic on stretched canvas (or canvas
board) and signed RS (Rennie Sparks). The
back of the paintings have the full title
written on them as well as my full name and
the date the painting was completed. I will
also include a receipt for payment.
—Are rectangular however some photos
taken from an angle to avoid glare make the
work appear slightly asymmetrical.
with a permanent protective varnish.
—Are usually framed with wood covered in
heavily-varnished beans (Except for
less-expensive marker art done on
frame-less canvas boards).
make my frames myself and they look it.
(PET PORTRAITS, SPECIFIC ANIMALS,
currently (January, 2016) accepting
painting commissions, which means that
if you have a specific animal or animals
or a person or even an idea or a story
you'd like me to paint I can probably do
it. I've been happily swamped with
commissions for many years so it
sometimes takes up to a year for me to
complete a painting for you. I'm not
fast,but I do aim to please. HERE ARE SOME
To order a commissioned work email
me and I'll let you know how my
schedule is looking. Before I can get
started you'll need to either email or mail
me some good quality photos of the subject
plus some details about what you'd like me
to work on. For pet portraits I like to
imagine what Heaven looks like for your
furry friend. I'll always discuss ideas with
you before I start painting, but I don't
require money up-front. Also: I like to
frame the paintings myself with those
aforementnioned homemade beaned frames. If
you want your painting to remain frame-less
I can refrain from beaning it up and will
charge you $50 less.
COMMISSION COSTS (as
of January, 2016):
paintings cost between $900 and $1100 + shipping
(shipping is usually
$15-$150 depending on where you live and how big
the painting is). I can give you a rough estimate
of shipping costs before I begin a piece for you.
Small (aprox. 17" x17"
with bean-appliqued frame) $900 plus
Larger (aprox 20" x
20" with bean-appliqued frame) $1000
Largest (aprox 26" x
26" with bean-appliqued frame) $1100
(Some countries have
extreme postal size limits so larger paintings
will cost significantly more to ship than smaller
me what country you live in when inquiring about a
larger painting and I'll let you know costs.
I can accept a personal check for US dollars or
you can wire me money to my bank account or you
can send money through paypal. I don't require a
down-payment. After we dicuss the painting and
agree on an idea I will get to work. When I have a
finished draft I will send you a photo of it
through e-mail. If you're happy then you can send
payment and I'll ship it out. If you want it
revised we can work on that until you're happy.
Before you commission a
painting from me have a look at my finished works.
I am not a traditional portrait painter i.e. if
you send me a picture of your dog sitting in the
driveway I might want to paint your dog up in a
tree and if you ask for a picture of a lion I
might paint the lion walking on a sea of flames. I
always go for the brightest colors. If you want a
photo-realistic image of your pet or you want
something that doesn't have an air of the surreal
about it then I"m probably not the right painter
me if you have any other questions or
comments or just need someone to talk to about
this scary world.
looking at my paintings! Rennie Sparks