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Commission Artwork


Typically, I will paint from my own photographs, and reference sketches of the subject. I take a series of photos, pick a few main compositional reference photos, and use the rest for reference on detail, etc.
Ideally, I would be able to see the subject in person and take reference photographs. Actually observing and sketching the subject helps me capture the unique characteristics. There's no substitute for observation. No matter how good a photograph is, it still misses many color and value nuances. Even if I shoot a whole roll of film in one location, I would still be better able to paint a compelling painting if I take the time to observe, sketch contours and values, and make color notes. It is not always possible to have extensive first-hand contact, but it is ideal. I may return to the subject during the course of a painting to revisit a particular feature.
I can work from photographs provided by a client if the photo is very detailed and excellent quality. A copyright release from the actual photographer must accompany these photos prior to me using them to work from. The print needs to be large, at least 4"- 6". Larger prints are best or a large, high quality image from a digital camera. The clearer and more detailed the photo, the better. Blurry photos cannot be used. I'll often times request many photos to see the subject's personality. Portraits may take 2-8 weeks to complete depending on my schedule of work.

There are 4 types of commissions are available: Pencil/graphite on Bristol, Acrylic on birch board or canvas, Scratchboard, & Digital Painting. Each pricing structure of these are listed below.

Commissioning a portrait requires a 50% non-refundable down payment, as well as a signed art contract. When the piece is completed, I will email you a small screen resolution sample of the artwork to show you the finished portrait. Once you have received the image we will make arrangements for to pay the remaining balance. Shipping and handling costs are additional. Payment may be made by mailing a check or money order, or by using a credit card through Paypal services.
Pricing is calculated per square inch (PSI), and is as follows:

Pencil/Graphite Portraits $4.50 PSI (per sq. in.)
Includes: One subject, plain background
Additional costs

Additional Subect

$100.00 (under 20" largest dimension) $150.00 (over 20" largest dimension)

Complex Background

$80.00 (under 20" largest dimension) S150.00 (over 20" largest dimension)

Acrylic Paintings on Canvas $5.00 PSI
Includes: One subject, minimal background
Additional costs

Additional Subect

$175.00 (under 20" largest dimension) $200.00 (over 20" largest dimension)

Complex Background

$175.00 (under 20" largest dimension) S200.00 (over 20" largest dimension

Prices may change depending on the complexity of the item drawn.... please ask for a free quote before ordering.

Scratch board Art

black and white -- $4.00 PSI

Includes: One subject black/plain background
Additional costs

Additional subject:

$150.00 (under 14" largest dimension) 175.00 (over 14" largest dimension.)

background $125.00/$175.00

Scratch board Art

colored -- $5.00 PSI

Includes:

One subject black/plain background

Additional costs

Additional subject:

$150.00 (under 14" largest dimension) 175.00 (over 14" largest dimension.)

background $125.00/$175.00

Digital Portraits... Base + print price

Digital portraits with a white background
$499.00, plus the cost of the print(s)

Digital portraits with a complex background
$599.00, plus the cost of the print(s)

What are they?
Digital artwork is a drawing/painting that are made on the computer. I use photos for reference so the image requirements are the
same as the ones for the above type of artwork. However, instead of being hand drawn on paper or canvas, with the help of Wacom's Graphire pen
and tablet, I can draw the images on the computer using all the tools and brushes (mostly the airbrush) in Adobe Photoshop.
The nice thing about a digital piece is that once it is made, you can order lots of different sizes in prints and also choose from the type
of print that you want such as canvas, heavy watercolor art paper, or even photograph papers. Re-ordering is simple since we archive the digital file,
and can easily be sent to the printers anytime. Aand you will only pay for the cost of the print you re-order. The drawback is that there is no
"original" like there is in a pencil drawing or canvas painting. The pricing is per image, not per square inch, and can be sized at any of the print
sizes available.

If you want to do a commission of this type, you will pay for the design time ($299.00), white or one color background,
or ($399.00) with an average background. Additional subjects are $75.00 per subject. Then you choose the size
and type of print as shown below.

Print Options:
Giclee transfer on Canvas.
8x10…$50.00, 11x14…$75.00, 16x20…$99.00
(larger sizes and paper types available email for price quote)

What Is A Giclee?
A giclee (pronounced zhee-clay) refers to both a category of collectible fine art similar to lithographs and serigraphs, as well as, a
type of digitally created fine art print. Not any digital print is a giclee however, only digital prints that are created on special high
resolution printers utilizing archival inks and media under strict printmaking standards. Giclee's are laboratory rated to provide
several decades, if not a century or more of lasting print quality. Giclee fine art prints can be found on display in the world's
finest museums and art galleries. Giclee's produced by our print company are created by skilled Master Printmakers who have
crafted thousands of giclee's for customers worldwide.

The company who prints our prints is Giclee Art.com in Idaho

Feel free to email me and ask any questions you may have regarding your potential commission artwork.