Portrait Painting Commission Process

Because I work from photographs, the inconvenience and often expense associated with sittings can be avoided. Whenever possible, I prefer to take the photographs, since my needs for composition and lighting are rarely met through commercial studio photography.

Photos are taken at my studio, at your home, or other settings as required; it’s not unusual to shoot over 50 frames. I’ll provide recommendations, but I encourage your participation as well.

Sometimes I need to work with photos you have on hand, or to assist you or your photographers in providing me the very best possible images; I can help make this process easy for you.

I also need some additional information like the spirit, details of the portrait, such as the number of subjects, appropriate background, where it will hang, clothing to be worn, etc.

Once the resource material is selected, according to the client’s interest, artist and client determine the size…and therefore the price.

A non refundable one- third payment is requested at the time of commission and signing of the contract. The final balance payment is paid at time of delivery.

I will provide a color study of the subject to finalize to give an overall idea about the painting, back ground color. Once it is accepted, I will start working on the final painting.

The painting will take a couple of weeks or months, depending on my availability. I can give you an approximate idea of how long it will take. Rush orders will be priced accordingly.

Prices for Oil Portraits on Canvas

Size of painting Price in US $ Price in Indian Rs/-­‐Additions
Head and shoulders up to 16"x20"$600 15000.00

For each additional figure on the same canvas add 50% additional to the price mentioned.Prices mentioned are only for Portrait painting. Packing and Shipping charges will be extra depending on the city/area to be mailed.

Half figure with hands up to 22” x 28” $120025000.00
24” x 36” up to 30” x 40”

$250035000.00
32” x 42” and above$500050000.00