COMMISSIONING A PORTRAIT
My portraits are created from photographs, either print or digital, as it is easier to 'seize the moment', especially with children and pets.
I also work from live sittings.
Please send me a email regarding your project for a portrait commission, and then we'll schedule a telephone call or a Zoom meeting at your convenience to discuss.
Once a choice has been made regarding a favorite photo of yourself, a loved one or a cherished pet, we'll discuss your preferences in portrait size, technique and paper shade.
My techniques include graphite or charcoal pencil, red chalk (sanguine), 3-color pencil and pastel. I use a high quality, acid-free paper in colored, white or ivory tones as well as hand-tinted paper.
You can view various examples of these styles on the portraits shown 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.
As of today's exchange rate, April 2021, 400€ = $470.
For portraits created in red chalk, graphite or pastel pencil, head & shoulders, 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
Half-length portraits with hands:
500€ for format 12 x 8 inches or 16 x 12 inches (A4, A3)
600€ for format 16 x 20 inches
750€ for format 18 x 24 inches
For larger formats or for portraits of multiple subjects, please contact me.
SHIPPING & HANDLING
Shipping and handling costs are additional. 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