|Creative Portraits by
Commissioned Portrait Paintings in Pastel and Oil
|Portrait Price List
This is for my standard painting process and includes a photo session
with the subjects to obtain good photos to work from
|If you would prefer to see a price list for a somewhat smaller
pastel portrait painted from your photo, click here
|** NOTE: Prices are negotiable to a certain extent for larger families.
|My typical and best work is done from photo sessions with the client. Photo sessions are
not strenuous, and usually last only an hour or so. We then meet again to decide which
photos will be used to make the painting. (This step can be handled through the mail or
Internet if necessary. ) If I am using my digital camera, we can sometimes decide on the
photos the same day as the photo session. After the client views the final painting I will
make changes or corrections if necessary. (Customer satisfaction is guaranteed.)
Most people prefer outdoor environments for their paintings, so most of my photo sessions
take place in the summer and fall. There are beautiful beaches nearby that I use for photo
sessions, as well as my own extensive gardens, or I will go to the client's home for a
personalized portrait environment.
Indoor photo sessions may be scheduled any time of the year. The wait between photo
session and the finished painting varies, anywhere from a month to a year, depending on
the number of paintings on my list and the difficulty of each. My customers are usually not in
a hurry, because they know that quality hand-painted artwork takes time. A $50 deposit
will secure a spot on my portrait schedule.
Painting sizes are flexible, depending upon what the customer wants, and what seems
appropriate for the subject being painted. I tend to work rather large. For instance, the
5-person family portrait on my website is 5 feet wide. A typical size for a full-figure painting
of one person would be 2 feet by 3 feet or larger.
|Prices do not include framing.
Detailed backgrounds and pets are a small additional charge.
Travel expenses are added when applicable.
If the painting will be shipped, then the cost of packaging and shipping will be added.