Sample underpainting before contract

When we decide to work together, we'll first discuss the person to be painted so I can get a feel for their personality. I prefer to take the photos from which I'll be working , but I am open to discussing one that you have - if the lighting, pose, and representation are suitable. I do not paint impressionistic backgrounds and prefer a solid shadowed surround. However, I will include an object, such as a chair or tall vase as the pose requires.

After we agree on the pose and color scheme, I will do an under-painting for your approval within a week or so, depending on the size of canvas. At that time, we will sign a contract and I require a 50% deposit. The balance is due upon completion. A Head and Shoulders portrait takes approximately 4 months to complete. You are welcome to make an appointment with me to check the progress of your portrait at any time.


Fee Structure

All portraits will be done with oil paint on primed linen canvas.

  • Head and Shoulders (without hands) up to approximately 20” x 20” $2500.00
  • Head and Shoulders (with hands) up to approximately 20” x 20” $3000.00
  • Half to Three-quarter length up to approximately 40” x 30” $6600.00
  • Full length approximately 48” x 30” and up starting at $8000.00
  • Multiple subjects add 75% to above pricing.