Portrait Info


From photos, commissioned portraits are painted either traditionally using acrylic paint and ink on canvas or wood panel OR digitally using colored inks as well as traditional acrylic/medium.  My goal is to capture the likeness and character of every subject. Each portrait is archival quality, arrives ready to hang, and is hand signed by myself. On average I can produce two portraits per week.  Placing a deposit puts you in the queue.  The turnaround time is usually around four weeks; however, this fluctuates during peak holiday seasons and I encourage planning early.

Ordering is easy to begin by contacting me. We can discuss options and photos and then I will give you a price based on our discussion.  Please find, below, descriptions of traditional and digital hand painted portraits, as well as a general pricing table, and “HOW TO ORDER” button.

 

Traditionally Painted Portraits

Traditional Acrylic Painted Portrait on Portrait Smooth Mounted Canvas

  • Available in a variety of standard as well as custom sizes on canvas panel or cradled wood panel.
  • Cradled wood panels are usually 7/8”, up to 2” depending on panel/portrait size.
  • Optional upgrades would include a “float frame”.
  • Sides are left “natural”, OR painted.
  • I use many many layers to achieve depth of color on a smooth canvas or wood panel.
  • My hand painted portraits are more “painterly”.
  • Traditionally painted portraits are “ONE OF A KIND”.
  • I use professional grade acrylic paint and ink.
  • They are archival, arrive signed and ready to hang.

 

Digitally Painted Portraits

Digitally Hand Painted Portrait on Canvas or Wood

  • Available in a variety of standard as well as custom sizes on mounted canvas.
  • Available on canvas with ¾” wrap or larger “gallery” wrap OR canvas mounted on board.  Optional upgrades would include a “float frame”.
  • With the exception of the texture of either the canvas or wood, digitally painted portraits arrive smoother, so I add texture (hand finishing) with acrylic paint/medium.
  • I use professional software and equipment.
  • Because I use my own “digital” brushes, digitally painted portraits are very painterly with highly detailed areas.
  • Digitally painted portraits are unique in that they can be purchased in units more than one. This is ideal when a commissioned portrait is intended as a gift for two sets of grandparents (as an example). There would be a discount on the 2nd, identical portrait.
  • Portraits are archival, signed and arrive ready to hang.

Note for Digital Portraits

I do not “use photo filters” to create a portrait effect.  I use professional software and have designed my own brushes for this process. This can be seen in the individual brush strokes and textures applied to all my portraits.

Portrait Size

(head and shoulders)

8×10

9 x 12

10 x 10

11 x 14

12 x 12

12 x 16

16 x 16

16 x 20

18 x 18

18 x 24

20 x 20

24 x 24

24 x 30

How To Order

One Subject

(head and shoulders)

$225

$325

$325

$450

$450

$500

$575

$625

$625

$775

$775

$875

$1100

How To Order

Two Subjects

(head and shoulders)

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$725

$725

$875

$875

$1000

$1250

How To Order

Choice of:

  • Traditional Acrylic Paint and Ink on Canvas or Wood Panel
  • OR Digitally Hand Painted Portrait on Smooth Canvas or Wood Panel
  • Wood Panel is 3/4″ up to 2″ in depth depending on size of portrait.
  • Pricing displayed is for head and shoulder shots. Full body is extra.
  • Additional Subjects are $100 extra.
  • Prices include a simple tonal background.  Anything more involved or complicated is extra.
  • Framing is not necessary, but is available for most sizes at additional cost.
  • Custom Sizes are also available. Please contact me for further details.