COMMISSIONING A PORTRAIT
Sometimes, I create portraits from live sittings, however most often, they are created from photographs as it is easier to 'seize the moment', especially with children and pets.
Please send me a email regarding your portrait commission, and then we'll schedule a telephone call or a Zoom meeting at your convenience to discuss your project.
Select a favorite photo of yourself, a loved one or a cherished pet, and we'll discuss your preferences regarding portrait size, technique and paper shade.
My techniques include graphite or charcoal pencil, red chalk (sanguine), 3-color pencil, pastel and watercolor. I use a high quality, acid-free paper in colored, white or ivory tones and I also hand tint paper.
You can view various examples of these styles on the portraits exhibited on the Portrait Gallery pages of this site, under the tabs for Children, Adults and Animals.
Prices for portrait drawings begin at 400€ for a head & shoulders drawing of a person, or a full portrait of an animal.
For portraits created in red chalk, charcoal, graphite or 3-color pencil, the prices are as follows:
400€ for format 12 x 8 inches or 16 x 12 inches (A4, A3)
450€ for format 20 x 25 inches
As of today's exchange rate, February 2021, 400€ = $485.
Pastel or watercolor portraits:
500€ for format 12 x 16 inches
600€ for format 16 x 12 inches
750€ for format 20 x 25 inches
As of today's exchange rate, February 2021, 500€ = $606.
For larger formats or for portraits of multiple subjects, please contact me.
SHIPPING & HANDLING
Shipping and handling costs are included in the price. Your portrait will be sent in a traditional French drawing portfolio, via Colissimo, a French postal service, insured and with a tracking number.
A deposit of 50% is requested via PayPal or by bank transfer, with the balance due upon completion of the portrait.
A photo of the finalized portrait will be sent for your approval before shipping.
TIMING & DELIVERY
Allow one week from receipt of your photo for the completion of the drawing, and an additional week for overseas shipping.
sanguine (red chalk) on blue paper, 9 x 12 inches
3-color: charcoal, red & white chalk, 10 x 10 inches
graphite on ivory paper, 12 x 16 inches
pastel, 16.5 x 11.7 inches