I learned to paint by painting the animals at my house. My first drawing instructor insisted I draw something else - I drew plants and flowers. My next instructor taught me about drawing faces. I have never received serious instruction on landscapes. I receive many orders for Pet Portraits, repeat customers, referrals from past customers and a few pet supply stores and many vets seem to tell people about my paintings. My prices have gone up over the years but mainly I keep it simple for me so I can keep my price down. All it takes is for you to send me a photograph that you like of your loved pet and a little information about your pet, including personality and eye color. You can learn more about the process by going to my web site www.kmcelwaine.com Then click on the tab on the left that says Pet Paintings.