Procedures and Fees

James - Oil - 16 x 20

Painting mostly in oil I also work in acrylics and pastel.  When beginning to paint I look for the light…then edges, form, design, color, value, softness vs. hard lines and dark vs. light.  The process can bring pleasure or frustration.  Much like a carpenter, his hammer to nail, ours is pencil to paper, brush to canvas.  It takes time and dedication. “Drawing from within you strive to achieve what you see and feel before you.”

 Portrait Fees for Oil  & Pastels Paintings begin at:

$ 1,200  Oils             $500  Pastels

Animals and special props require an additional fee.

Framing not included.

I prefer to take my own photographs for reference while painting your portrait. Therefore, an appointment will be needed to determine size, where the painting will hang, whether pets or other items will be included and the photo session, which will take approximately 2 hours.

If you have a photo you prefer me to use taken by a photographer, you will have to have a release form signed by the photographer before I can use them.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope that we can work together to provide you with an oil portrait that will last for generations to come!

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