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Oil Painting Type Adult Rate Child Rate*
Head & Shoulders $3500 $2000
Half Figure with Hands $5000 $3000
Three-Quarter Figure $7000 $4500
Full Figure $10,000 $6000
* Up to age 18

Price quotes for additional figures on the same canvas are available upon request. Travel expenses for the artist are generally included. Framing and shipping are in addition to the prices listed above.

A deposit of 50% will be due in advance of all work. The balance is due at completion of commission and acceptance by the client.

The first meeting can either be at the home of the subject or at the artist’s studio. The basic composition, size, pose, format, type of clothing, tone, background and lighting are all considered. A series of 60 to 150 photographs will be taken. While the photographs are being processed, the artist will draw a two-hour portrait study of the subject from life.

The photographs are analyzed and the final decision is made as to what the pose and tone of the painting will be. If necessary, additional photographs can be taken at a second photo shoot. Upon completion of the painting, a meeting is arranged for the final sitting of the subject and delivery of the portrait.

On the occasion that the subject is not available (as in a posthumous portrait), the portrait can be created using available photographs.