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Below is a grouping of somewhat recent portrait work. Most of these were done from my photography. When doing portraits of a person, I like to do the photos myself if possible as people are a real challenge to get the likeness just right and I need all the good reference I can get. Prices start at 390.00 for a pencil drawing on 9″x12″ bristol paper with a blank background and limited additional details. We can also discuss other options such as acrylic or oil on canvas.
Pet portraits are always a pleasure to do. I know many of us who are so attached to our animal friends – they share a special place in our hearts. Again, I prefer to do an extensive photo shoot to get a lot of good reference images. Portraits like these below are highly detailed and can take weeks to do. A tiny brushstroke in the wrong place can destroy a painting, so it cannot be rushed. For a pencil drawing, prices will start at $290 for a pet portrait on 9″x12″ bristol paper, (nice heavy weight). Watercolors on heavy Arche’s paper will start at $320 for 9″x12″. Paintings on canvas for a single soul with a plain background will start at $470 for 12″x16″. These prices include the photo shoot if it is in the general St.Louis metro. Mileage would be additional. Also, a lot of detail, such as extensive tack or background will be bid, also. We can discuss the price before work is begun. I know this can be a bit confusing, so please feel free to ask anything!
The client wanted a painting to remember her horses, past and present. She had a bunch of photos and clippings from years gone by that showed each one. We discussed some options, and came up with the idea of a painting showing all of them together in a fantasy pasture setting. Since there were a lot of them, this long horizontal shape canvas worked fine. 12″x24″