Portrait Painting and Commission

Portrait painting is always my favorite, especially painting people in oil or watercolor. After years of doing portrait paintings, I found that portrait painting is not just challenging, but also very satisfying, because each person has unique personality and life story.

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Portrait Commission Procedure

I usually have a two to three hour session during which I take many photographs and often do some sketches in location to discuss the layout and pose. This sitting is usually held at my client's location. A 50% deposit is requested at the sitting.

Before painting the portrait, I will post a drawing study for my client's approval. This sketch is a small version of the portrait which allows the client to review the composition. Once the study has been approved, the portrait will be completed and delivered to the client.

For more commission information, please contact the artist.

Head and Shoulders $800 Size 10"x14" Watercolor
Three-Quarter Figure $1,200 Size 12"x16" Watercolor
Full Length Figure $2,400 Size 18"x24" Watercolor
Head and Shoulders $1,800 Size 12"x16" Oil
Three-Quarter Figure $2,800 Size 18"x24" Oil
Full Length Figure $3,500 Size 22"x30" Oil