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Portrait Commissions

The cost of a commissioned portrait largely depends on the size and the design (for instance, head and shoulders or full figure, the complexity of background, or additional subjects).

Portrait pricing guidelines:

11" x 14" portrait (head and shoulders), oil on canvas or pastel.............................................................................$ 575

16" x 20" portrait (head & shoulders), oil on canvas or pastel............................................................................$1,200

18" x 24" portrait (head and shoulders), oil on canvas or pastel............................................................................$1,600

24" x 30" portrait (head and hands), oil on canvas or pastel.............................................................................$2,650

For each additional subject, the fee increases 50%. Travel expenses, shipping, framing and taxes are additional.

A successful portrait requires collaboration and some advance groundwork between the artist and the subject. Following a preliminary discussion to determine the setting, size and price, an appointment is made to get together on site and take photos. Notes are made during the photo session regarding personality, expression, and coloration for reference as the work progresses. If time allows, a live sitting is beneficial. Following the session, a preliminary drawing is prepared and submitted for discussion and approval. Once a composition is agreed upon, a deposit of 50% is due, with the balance to be paid upon completion.

Please call or email me with inquiries regarding commissioned work.