Commission a Portrait Painting

Commission a Portrait Painting

from 480.00

Thank you for your interest in a custom portrait painting! My watercolors are lovingly painted on archival clay panels in many layers, acrylic paintings are on canvas or wood panel. The final piece is varnished, so it may be framed without glass. Scroll below for an overview of the process. If you prefer a drawing, please see my custom drawing listing here.

2019 sizes/prices are as follows: (other sizes/formats available)

8x8 inches- $960
8x10 inches- $1080
9x12 inches- $1260
11x14 inches- $1500
12x16 inches- $1680
16x20 inches- $2160
18x24 inches- $2520
24x36 inches- $3600

(each additional person/animal is 50% additional)

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How it works:

  1. Send a note here . We will set a time to talk about your desired piece (would you like your painting to have a similar feel as one of my other pieces, or to include particular colors?). If you are local to the SF Bay Area, a brief photo session is included. Travel costs apply outside the Bay Area. I’m also happy to help you choose from photos you may have or work with a photographer to get the right photographic reference.

  2. A deposit of 50% is due upon commissioning, with the remaining 50% to be paid upon completion. If you see your desired size listed one this page, you may make your deposit here. For other sizes, multiple sitters, or any other questions, contact me here

  3. I will create a composition for your approval.

  4. Once the concept visualization is approved, I will start the actual painting. You will receive progress photos along the way.

  5. Once completed, your piece will be sealed with multiple coats of archival gallery UV protectant varnish, and framing is optional at this point.

  6. The remaining 50% is due upon completion, plus any shipping or framing that may have been chosen.

  7. Shipping will depend on where you live and the size of the portrait. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, we can arrange for a free local pickup.

Each piece takes about 4-6 weeks to complete. Delivery time depends on how many other commissions are booked ahead of you. I try to take my time with each piece until I feel I've captured the essence of the subject. That being said, if you need your piece sooner, let me know and I'll see what I can do. Thank you for your interest and I look forward to creating a beautiful heirloom painting that your family will cherish for a lifetime.