ABOUT COMMISSIONED PAINTINGS
I do commissioned paintings on a very limited basis. I need to allow time for my own painting and gallery work. Depending on the complexity of the painting, the medium (watercolor, acrylic, oil, collage) the framing, and the size, I charge between $600 and $1,500. Larger or more complex paintings may be more expensive. I am quite willing to work out payment terms with clients. Paying over six months, for example, is quite acceptable.
Please read this carefully: I call the shots on portraits. I decide on design, colors, shapes, medium, and anything I deem to be artistically important. Im a creative artist, not a portrait artist. Your commissioned painting may not look like you. I'm using you to launch a piece of art that in some way resembles you and includes you.
Let me give you an example. Here is one of Picasso's paintings when Dora Maar was his model:
And here is the real Dora Maar. Picasso used the real Dora Maar to create artwork that bears no precise resemblance to her, yet it somehow does resemble her,