| Portraits in oil on
PRICE SCHEDULE 2007
Not included in price: Frame, shipping, travel expenses,
plus sales tax if applicable.
|Head and Shoulders
24" x 20" to 30" x 25"
(Not including hands)
|Half Figure - no hands
|Half Figure - with hands
|Three Quarter Figure
36" x 30" or larger
|Groups: Each Additional figure on same canvas, add 50 percent.
A minimum of three sittings are required. First session is a meeting
between the artist and subject to get acquainted and to plan clothing,
background and to discuss the purpose of the painting. During the
second session, a color sketch is made of the head and color notes
made of clothing. Photographs are also taken of the subject in different
positions and lighting situations. This second session can be combined
with the first meeting if time is critical. The next session is to
view the photographs and select a pose (sometimes the subject prefers
to leave the selection to the artist). After the artist has worked
alone on the final canvas, the subject is called to the studio for
additional touches and approval.
"A portrait is unlike other types of painting. It is a partnership
which must please both the artist as well as the subject. Every element,
from selection of clothing and background to the modeling of the head
and particularly the expression in the eyes, says something about
the subject. With care, oil portraits on linen canvas will last many
hundreds of years. Thus, a well-done portrait permits later generations
to perceive both the personality as well as the likeness of the subject."