Monday, November 28, 2016

Commissions

Commission an unique piece of art today, and you will have a timeless family heirloom to cherish it for generations !
You can ask me to paint portrait, figure, pets, landscape or others.
 Commissioned oil painting  can capture emotions, likeness and features people you love, celebrate the beauty of a special relationship, or honor one's lifetime work.

There are three ways to create a commissioned painting.

1. Call or email to discuss your vision for the painting and talk about size, number of subjects, clothing ( if it's a portrait) background elements  as well as the time frame for the painting. The painting commission fee will be based on these elements and will be discussed and agreed upon at this time. You should also know where you want your portrait to be displayed, as this is crucial when deciding on a size. 

2. Although I prefer to have an initial 3 hours from life sitting , but I can also work either from your own photos ( at least 6 high quality, color, digital photos)  or my photos of the model  
I'm collaborating with acclaimed, talented, young photoartist Heleyna Holmes, her photos are true art by itself and a perfect  reference for a successful painting commission.

However, live sittings are strongly recommended, as they produce the best results.
If you wish to sit for 3 initial hours for portrait I will try to make  process exciting and enjoyable in order to creating the perfect painting. The end result will be a  work of art  combined your original vision with the artist's unique style and execution.  

3.  At the initial sitting,over email or phone call  the client will sign a portrait commission contract and submit a deposit of 20 % of the painting fee. I will gladly accommodate your budget, so if you  prefer, a payment plan can be created.

4. I will create a mock-up photoshop of the portrait composition for your approval and will send via email.

5. Once the image approval received I will begin the painting, using the finest paints and materials to ensure that the portrait will be of heirloom quality. I work on Belgian portrait linen for a smoother working surface, and using only oil paints that have a proven lightfastness to stand the test of time.
6. I will email pictures of my progress, and will keep you update throughout the process.

7. Except for quick sketches, small portraits, landscapes and pet portraits which are completed from 3 hours to one week, a large portrait commission  takes 3-5 months to complete depending on their complexity. The artist will send a digital photo to the client to confirm the completion of the portrait. The remainder of the portrait fee is due upon delivery.

8 If desired, I  will frame and ship at cost.


Pricing :
3 Hour sketch portrait from Life :
11x14 - $500
12x16 -$600
20x16- $800

Prices out of studio or on location :
11 x 14 is $800
                                         
 12 x 16 is $1000
Prices subject to WA state sales tax


Long term portraits from life and photographs:

Prices are based upon size and complexity. 
Size(inches)     Personal Portraits**       Pet Portraits**
                          Based on 1 person         Based on 1 pet
9x12                           -                              $400
10x8                                                          $500
12x12 .                  $ 600 .                        $ 550
12x16                    $800                           $600
14x18                    $900                           $650
16x20                    $1000                         $700
18x24                    $1200                          $800
20x24                    $1800                          $900
22x28                    $2000                          $1200
24x30                    $2500                          $1500
30x40                    $3000                          $2000
**add $200 for each additional pet, and add $500 for each additional person
Other sizes available upon request
Prices subject to WA state sales tax.  Framing, taxes, shipping & handling are not included in the 
price.
 Pet Portraits based on photos $500- $ 2000

   
































Commissioned portraits from life session painting 
$ 600- $ 3000