If you never commissioned a portrait or would like to read more about steps and pricing – please read below ; or Contact artist to discuss details. In our busy times many people commission portraits from photographs. Reference photos should be hi-definition good quality digital photos. I usually receive several of them- it gives me an opportunity to study and to find an essence of that person and reflect it in my paintings. You can see examples/sizes/prices on page For Sale–>
Commission a portrait.
Process, Pricing & details
–When you are interested in commissioning a painting- where to start?
It is exciting process and please know that you will enjoy it! I am happy to offer a free consultation, in person or over the phone, to discuss your ideas . I recommend that you be prepared to answer these questions:
1) Who/what is the painting of?
2) What is the occasion of commissioning this painting?
3) What is the size of the painting you would like to be? What room/ space you are planning it will hang? (That would help to determine the best size, pose, etc.
4) What style of the portrait you want to be: formal, casual, indoors, outdoors,etc.?
5) What is your budget? (Please check my pricing below)
6) When do you need it finished?
The price varies based on several factors.
- Portrait size; most common sizes are 18×24, 36×24, and 30×40 inches
- The complexity : number of people, backgrounds, etc;
- Painting from life or photo;
- The quality of the photo reference
Expect portraits to range from $2,500$ to – $10,000 or higher: depending on the factors above. The portrait’s quality depends significantly on the quality of a reference photo; Please contact the artist for advise on photos (angles, light, etc) and try to use professional reference photo to maximize the potential of the painting.
Pricing Examples. For other sizes and complexities contact us for a quote:
- $3,500 for 18×24 inch painting of the head done from a great photo
- $7,000 for 36×24 inch painting of the head done from a great photo
You can see examples/sizes/prices on page For Sale–> Giclees of my complete paintings are also available in different sizes- starting with $45.