When I create oil paintings, I want to be upfront with clients that it is not only a financial investment, but an investment of your time. The process begins with discussing ideas for colors, background, props, size, cost and composition. Then the first sitting can take a couple of hours (with breaks) to find the correct backdrop, lighting, and pose. Photographs will be taken so I can work on your portrait between sitting sessions. A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due at the end of this session. The next session will be scheduled at this time. Most clients have roughly 3-8 sitting sessions to complete a portrait. This can take 1-4 months depending on the size and complexity of your portrait. The painting is complete once you have approved it in person. The paint will then need to dry for 3 months before I apply the final varnish layer to protect your portrait. Finally, it is ready for pick-up and you can enjoy your custom portrait painting. It will be enjoyed for years to come and you can be proud to display that future family heirloom in your home.
Custom portrait paintings can range from $1000-3000 depending on the size and complexity. Contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss ideas you may have about your custom portrait painting.