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HEAD & SHOULDERS Pencil OIL
Child 16" x 20" $1,000 $1,500
Adult 18" x 24" $1,500 $2,500
3/4 LENGTH
Child 30" x 24" N/A $3,000
Adult 36" x 30" N/A $4,000
FULL LENGTH
Child 40" x 30" N/A $6,000
Adult 48" x 36" N/A $8,000

Current fees listed above are subject to change without notice. For each additional figure add 50%. For fully developed background add 30%. Add 10% for each pet. Framing is additional.

A 50% deposit reserves a place on the waiting list and holds the current price.
PLANNING THE PORTRAIT

The portrait is planned with a meeting at the client's home to discuss the size and setting (formal or informal, indoors or outdoors, with or without background. Dimensions are taken of the area where the portrait will hang. The frame, an integral part of any work of art, is also discussed and specific recommendations are made.

CREATING THE PORTRAIT

Successful portraits are a true collaboration between client and artist. Jim's process typically includes:

1. An initial consultation to discuss the size, spirit and details of the portrait.

2. Photograph the subject to explore pose, styling, background and expression. This session can be scheduled at our photgraphy studio or at a location of your choice. After reviewing the results together, the final composition of the painting is decided. For posthumous portraits, Jim will work with you to select appropriate photo reference from personal or public archives.

3. Prepare a small preliminary study for your review, reflecting the size, style and composition of the final portrait. At this stage, the exact size of the painting is known and the frame is chosen. (Clients most often prefer that Jim work with them to select an appropriate archival-quality frame.)

4. Create the painting in the studio using the finest materials on premium linen canvas, resulting in a portrait that will last for many generations.

5. A final sitting, at Jim's studio or your location. If the final sitting occurs at your site, the framed painting is usually shipped in advance. At this stage, Jim refines the likeness from life and makes important finishing touches. The portrait is now complete and ready for display.

 

 

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