COMMISSION A PORTRAIT
Commission a portrait painting of you or your love ones that you can cherish for life. The commission can be painted from life and or photo. I meet with the client in person or over the phone to discuss the size and number of subjects in the portrait. Upon agreement a photo shoot is scheduled to be taken at my studio or at the client's home. I may also require two live sittings of 2 to 3 hours per sitting. If not available in person I also accept existing photos from the client. The photo must be clear and at a reasonable size so that I may be able to capture an accurate likeness of the subject. I can also work from black and white photos if the client is not able to supply it in color. I will only accept a commission once I have determined that the photos the client supply are suitable.
Once the client and I have come to an agreement, I will present a contract for the client to sign. The client then puts down the deposit and a schedule is setup for the portrait commission to begin. Please allow 2 to 6 weeks for completion depending on the number of figures being painted and my scheduled work load. I will send you an “in progress” shot of the painting for approval before finishing the completed portrait.
Prices vary based on the numbers of figure in painting and the size of portrait. For a more elaborate detailed background, there will be an additional fee. A 50% deposit is required prior to commencement of the commission, plus any upfront expenses (i.e. photo shoot or out of town travel expenses). The balance is due upon completion and acceptance of the portrait, and may be picked up or delivered upon the client's request. A digital preview of the completed portrait is e-mailed or shipped to the client upon request.
Matting and framing are additional, and I will provide assistance in framing the painting if requested.