There will be slight increase (approximately 10%) in commission pricing effective June 1st
There has not been a change in commission pricing in over four years
Portrait Commission pricing—single subject, example pricing
New Pricing Effective January 1, 2013
Dogs 12” x 12” - $750 (Vignette)
Horses 20” x 16” - $2,000 (Vignette)
Horses 16” x 14” - $1,500 (Vignette)
Additional charges for Background
Plus Travel Expenses
Note: Multiple subjects within the same portrait add 75% to the cost for an individual portrait for the second subject, add 150% to the cost of an individual portrait for three subjects.
Travel expenses are only charged when the distance exceeds 30 miles. Distances in excess of 30 miles will accrue charges of fourty cents a mile plus $20 per hour. Overnight accommodations (hotels and meals) will be added at the actual cost.
I will work from photos provided by the client; however, I reserve the right to reject photos that will not allow me to produce to the level of quality that I require from myself. I take my own reference photographs whenever possible.
I prefer to visit the subject to get an impression of their personality which helps define the pose to use in the portrait. I also prefer to see the subject in natural light allowing me to get the most accurate colors. Photos seldom reproduce true colors because they are subject to the printer used to print the photo. There is a one time charge for the time to visit and photograph the subject (s) of $35/hour not to exceed $150. There is no charge for a second visit if necessary.
A rough sketch is created of the same size as the intended artwork to provide the client with the pose to be used and the size of finished artwork. Once the sketch is approved (with modifications if needed) the portrait work begins in earnest.
I reserve the right to reproduce all of my works including commissioned pieces, this allows the potential for residual income which helps me keep my pricing for commissions more competitive. It should be noted, that the value of original artwork increases when prints are made from it.
Commissioned pieces are occasionally “loaned” to the artist for exhibitions and competitions subject to permission from the owner. Should the owner grant the artist’s request and the art loaned for such an event, the cost of shipping and insurance is borne by the artist and/or the exhibit’s sponsoring organization, hosting gallery or museum. By virtue of just being accepted to one of these exhibits (all of which would be juried events) adds value of the artwork and of course the owner of the art is acknowledged at the exhibit.