The fee list below gives an approximate idea of the cost. There are many variables,
such as size, complexity and number of figures. For example, adding a dog to a
portrait can be fairly simple; adding three children would be both difficult and
time-consuming. The prices do not include tax or framing. One third of the fee is
collected in advance, the rest paid upon satisfactory delivery to the client.
Head and Shoulders- 16"X20" $800
Three Quarter Length - 36"X24" $2000
Full Figure- 60"X36" $2600
Multiple Figures 66"X48" $3000-$6000
Typically I meet with a client for about an hour and a half to take many photos and
discuss whether a formal or informal feeling is wanted, or what sort of background,
the client's home, for example. We then look through the photos together and take
more of the pose we like best.
Often I do a small painted sketch to discuss with the client, and then send email
attachments of the painting in progress. Towards the end, we meet a couple of
times to discuss final alterations, before delivery.