I use both life painting sessions or photographs to create the portrait, In order to minimize the impact on your valuable time I will take a large number of photos at a short photo session. A selection will then be made from the photographs in discussion with you, prior to commencement of the actual painting process. (If the subject is not available please provide available photographs). At this time the commissioning contract will be signed. The client is then presented with a color sketch. The sketch is made on paper in color pencils to approve the pose, color and design. Upon your approval of the color sketch, the portrait is completed in one to two months
Pricing Portrait Painting
The price is based on the following factors: the number of people or pets in the painting. how much of each subject is to be depicted; the size of the actual painting itself; the intricacy of clothing, jewelry and props, and the complexity of the background setting. I will do my best to accommodate both your budget and your vision.
Head and Shoulders $ 1000 – 1500
Three-Quarter Figure (including hands) $ 1500 – 2500
Full Length Figure $ 2500 – 5000
50% is due at the commission of the portrait, one third upon approval of the sketch, The balance is due when the completed portrait is delivered to and accepted by the client. You will be under no obligation to accept the painting, however the deposit is non-refundable.
The following conditions apply to all standard portrait paintings: Backgrounds simple blends. Pets, toys and artefacts not included. Intricate clothing, jewelers, head-dress or other adornments not included. Framing costs, shipping fees and any state or city sales tax, where applicable are additional.
To discuss the cost and specifics of commissioning a custom oil portrait painting Please contact the artist.