Private Portrait Commission

Giving an elegant portrait created by a professional artist is a most memorable, touching gift.   But it can be a costly venture.  The size, media and presentation make up the physical costs, but it is the skill, talent, and reputation of the artist which most greatly affects the price of a painting.       Artists must remind their prospective clients that their time and efforts are at least equal t​o that of​​ tradesmen and professionals in other fields, and as such so should their fees.

CONSIDERATIONS PRIOR TO STARTING:

SELECT AN ARTIST WHOSE STYLE YOU ADMIRE AND WHO IS WITHIN YOUR BUDGETARY LIMITS. 

Do you have a budget that will cover the costs of creating a portrait by a professional artist? 
Can you allow the artist enough time to create the work to the best of hi​s/her ability?
Is the artist skilled enough to create a work that will be satisfactory to you?

Questions prior to starting thepainting 

1.  MEDIA:  pencil, charcoal, conte, pastel, ink. watercolour, acrylic, oil, mixed media     
2. SUPPORT:  canvas (cotton, linen, poly/flax, etc), wood panel, cradle board AND paper:  watercolour, drawing, wet media, pastel textured
3.  SIZE:    unframed and framed 
4.  STYLE:   representational, impressionist/romantic,  classical,  joie de vivre, abstract
5. REFERENCE: live posing, photo, digital
6. IN PROGRESS communications, intermittent critiques and approvals
7. FINAL CRITIQUE
8. FINISH:  Varnish, matting, framing, finished edges, marouflage/mounting, 
9. DELIVERY: Pick-up, shipping, handling
10. PRINTING & ARCHIVING: hard copies, digital/cloud, web site
11. Letter of authenticity, bill of sale, preparatory works,

Arrange a payment and progress schedule  

And begin the magical journey that is exclusive to that of portraiture.

If you are interested in getting a private portrait done, send us a message using the form on this page.