Welcome to Pet And Palette, where you can commission an exquisitely hand-painted portrait of YOUR pet. Like people, each pet has a unique quality. Great attention is paid to the expression, particularly the eyes, so that the animal you know so well shines through.

Besides the typical painting on canvas, Pet And Palette offers the image painted on a silk-faced pillow, backed with fine fabric and always trimmed appropriately.

Watercolor is another medium offered so you can best determine how you would like the image to look.

Paintings on canvas or pillow ship within 4 weeks—more often in less time. Watercolors ship in 2 weeks or less. One half deposit is required to initiate the process and is non-refundable. Balance is due prior to shipment.

All paintings are done from photographs which you send the artist by mail or online. The photos do not have to be first rate in order to get a first-rate portrait. The artist can enhance and improvise and will advise you, before beginning, if your photo is not of sufficient quality to paint from.

In addition to portraits, which are commissioned individually, Pet and Palette offers colorful, imaginative pet themed blank note cards—C’est si Bone. These are inventoried and available to ship immediately. At this time, all cards are dog oriented, but cat cards are coming as well as holiday venue.

Click on "Shop Our Products" to be taken to our store where you will see samples of custom paintings as well as our assortment of cards ready to ship.




Kristel with her "furry" children



About The Artist

Kristel Peale was practically born with a paintbrush in her hand. Having watched her commercial artist mother (“who could draw anything”) throughout childhood, Kristel was painting by early teens: theater sets, billboards, restaurant murals, etc. She earned a BFA and an MFA before a long successful career as a designer in Houston.

So why pet portraits? Simple. Kristel just loves animals. Her immense sensitivity and bold direct approach is evident in all of her work. Renowned for her imaginative use of color and inventive designs, she applies these skills to the portraits and to the delightful C’est si Bone cards. As a result of her design work, she began to paint pet images on silk pillows—a totally unique format in portraiture.

Kristel has worked with many different people in the course of her career and is therefore well positioned to give you everything you want in a pet portrait and will customize her work to suit you. So far, she has enjoyed 100% satisfaction from her clients.

And that means she is happy as well.




Click on a Tab Below for Product Information

Acrylics on Pillows


--Standard size is 18” x 18”.
--More than one image on the pillow requires
a larger size. For multiple images (2-3),
please ask for quote.
--Down alternative filler is standard, but down/ feather can be substituted for $5 more.
--Typically, a silk or silk blend in a light color
is used for pillow’s face. For more casual looks, a heavy linen is used. Fine fabrics are used for the backs.
--Fabrics are chosen to compliment the image but the artist will adjust her palette to suit yours. Feel free to send swatches or paint chips with the order.

--Send swatches to 7910 Hilshire Green Dr, Houston, TX 77055, with sidemark referring to your order
--Trims are selected to complement the image.
--Backgrounds are minimal.
--Paints especially formulated for fabrics are used on the pillows and heat set when the painting is completed. The image is permanent and will not rub off.

Acrylics on Canvas

-Standard size is 16 x 20.

--Although the main focus is still on the face, canvas allows for more suggestion of background.

8" x 10" - $175
9" x 12" - $225
11" x 14" - $300
16" x 20" - $400
More than one image can be painted on 11 x 14 or larger. Please ask for quote.

--Framing is not included.


--Standard small watercolor (face only) is 4.25" x 5.5" matted 9" x 12".

Mattes are provided with the finished painting.

Framing is NOT included.

--Focus is on the face of the subject. Background is sometimes taken from photograph provided by the client, at the artist’ discretion.
--Small watercolors--$75.00 each.

--Standard large watercolor is 8” x 10”, matted 11” x 14” or larger.
This size allows for more of the pet’s body and details which are sometime provided by the photograph selected for painting.
--Large watercolors--$175.00 each
--2 or more images require 8” x 10” size or larger--$250.00

Pet & Palette welcomes your requests and questions.

Custom sizes are available on all items. Ask for quote.

C'est Si Bone Cards

C’est si Bone –pet themed note cards

*Make great gifts!

--Standard size is 4.25” x 5.5” Images are either vertical or horizontal depending on design.


--Pet and Palette has now produced images of 33 different breeds. And counting. If you do not see your breed pictured, please inquire at peale@sbcglobal.net. We’ll send you an e-mail image of that breed.

The breeds presently available in note cards are: (In alphabetical order) Airedale, Akita, Aphghan, Australian shepherd, Australian terrier, Bassett hound, Bijon, Boston terrier, Boxer, Bulldog (both English and French), Cavalier King Charles, Chihuahua, Collie, Corgi, Dachshund, Golden Retriever, Jack Russell, Lab (yellow and black), Maltese, Pekinese, Pomeranian, Poodle (white standard, black miniature), Pug, Rottweiller, Schnauzer, Siberian Husky, Shih Tzu, Springer spaniel (English), Westie, Yorkie.

5 cards and envelopes --$13.75/pack
20 cards--$55.00
50 cards--$125.00
100 cards--$200.00

Shipping is additional

A custom card can be created of your pet for any occasion. A watercolor is done from your photograph for $60. One single card is $10 additional. Additional cards at prices listed above.


Fourteen titles to date and we’re always adding.
--3 kings bearing gifts (are signs of the season), Cavalier King Charles
--Dachshunds through the Snow (making spirits bright), dachschund
--Joy (smile through the season), bulldog
--Let it snow, let it snow (warm wishes this season)
--Malamut you a merry Christmas (and a happy new year), malamute
--Frenchy the Snowman (holiday panache), French poodle
--Papillion in a Pear Tree (is a sign of the season), Papillion
--Schnauzer Klaus is coming to town (you’d better be good), schnauzer
--5 Goldens Ring (ring in the season with golden exuberance), golden retriever
--Havanese yourself a merry little Christmas (make the yuletide gay), Havanese
--Feliz Navidog (Season’s greetos), Chihuahua
--Deck the collie with boughs of holly (fa la la la la)
--A merry little Maltese (is the best kind of elf), Maltese
--Walking in a westie wonderland (A beautiful sight. We’re happy tonight)

Still to come: Jack Frost nipping at your nose (Jack Russell)
Bark the herald Aphghans sing
In a one-hound open sleigh
Shepherds and sheepdogs (watch)

Let us create a card just for you.

Please Support Our Good Friends