How to Commission a Portrait
Portraits: The Process
When you commission a portrait, this is usually how the project proceeds:
If the subjects are within a 1 hour drive of San Francisco, I will go
to them for a photo shoot. The photo shoot takes 1 - 2 hours. I then
work from a combination of the photos that I take. When your painting
is near completion, I will email a photograph for your review. After
approval, I will either hand-deliver or Fedex the completed painting,
along with a written diary and instructions for care.
The entire process takes 10
- 12 weeks. Your time on the calendar is reserved when we sign the Commission
If you are not located within an hour's drive of San
Francisco, please read my photo guidelines.
Payment is made 1/2 up front and 1/2 upon completion of the painting.
Since I am not currently taking commissions, I don't
have a price list at this time. To give you a general idea of the fee
for commissions, most of my projects have been priced between $800
Your payment also includes a written diary
which explains the thought processes and decisions which went into
the portrait. Framing
and shipping cost is not included.
Shipping: the price does not include
shipping. If you are located more than 1 hour's drive from San Francisco,
please allow approximately $50 for shipping. Paintings larger than
will be rolled for shipping unless you request otherwise. California
residents add 8.5% sales tax.