For portrait composition I prefer to come to
the client's location and take the photos which I feel would contribute
to the most attractive painting. At first we will be taking Polaroids
to create a general idea of composition, pose and lighting. From
these reference photos, we will decide together on the look of the
final painting. Once this is decided, we will take quality photos
of this composition and photos of every important detail as reference
for the painting.
For smaller portraits (head or head and shoulders without background
composition), it is possible to use amateur photos of good quality,
but professional photos are better, if possible.
For larger group portraits, or portraits with complex composition,
a small study in oil will be presented to you for approval before
The final portrait is then undertaken, painted in oil on linen canvas.
Only the best quality art materials are used for the painting. Generally,
portrait paintings are completed within 1-3 months, depending on
size. Upon request, framing recommendations can be given.
Portrait Fees (life
size; canvas sizes are approximate)
|Head and shoulders
|| 22" x 26"
|Bust or to waist
||28" x 34"
||32" x 38"
||42" x 65"
Prices are for one subject. There is a 20% discount
for each additional subject, whether on the same canvas or separate.
There are additional charges for detailed background and environments.
Pets on same piece are 20% extra.
One-third deposit is required with signed contract. The balance
is due at the time of delivery.
Price does not include travel, shipping, frame or sales tax if applicable.