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Commissions and Portraiture

I encourage commissions to be a collaborative process in any medium or subject. Generally I have as many viewings as is needed by the client to this end. I have however outlined what to expect in the case of portraiture which can have more specific expectations.

Portrait process

We begin with an initial discussion of your ideas and expectations and how we can best make them happen. Any particular places, people or other special memories can be part of composition. Then there is one or more sittings depending on need and method. Any photos I take are for portrait use only. After the sittings I present a composition, and with your approval I start the painting.                                

Once the painting is mostly there you have a second viewing. If satisfied the second payment is made. I continue til the work is done. There can be more interim viewings to make sure things are progressing as you like. At the final acceptance of the work the last instalment is made.

Pastels                                                        My pastels tend to be about how a person is in their body; individual clothing, movements and setting are important. After our sittings you would approve the composition and I will commence from there. 

Prices                                                         Oil - approx. 3$ per square inch, price going down with size. For example. 16''x24'-1100, 20''x27''-1600 24''x30''-2200              

Pastel -approx. 2$per square inch,            15'' x20'' 600, 22''x30” -1100

After size and amount is decided payments are made in three instalments

1. Down payment 30% 2. First viewing after composition has been approved 30%, 3. Final viewing, and acceptance. Remaining 40%

Cash, e-transfer, master card or visa accepted. 

The artist retains copyright of artwork.

The artist has the right to terminate relationship at any point. All money will be returned, and portrait remains with the artist.