What is the process of a portrait commission?
Painting a portrait in oils is a time-consuming activity, where a lot of attention is paid to the preparations. To come to the best result, it is preferable to visit the portrayed person. This gives me a better understanding of the client’s wishes and needs, the person portrayed and me the opportunity to get to know each other. This will ultimately lead to a more accomplished, personal and timeless portrait.
What is the cost of commissioning a portrait painting?
An indication of a commissioned portrait in oils is given below. The process consists of three stages. The first stage is conceptual, meant to offer you a few directions in which the painting can proceed. The artist will make a range of studies that will be presented to you. Roughly half of the effort will go into this conceptual stage, which is why 1/3 of the payment is asked beforehand.
After you wish to proceed, another 1/3 is paid, and the artist will work to the end product. When this is to complete satisfaction, the rest is paid.
|30 x 40||Starting from €1400,-|
|40 x 50||Starting from €1800,-|
|80 x 100||Starting from €3600,-|
A portrait can have many different forms. A solo or group portrait, expressive, realistic, in a setting that tells a story, the possibilities are endless. I would really like to start a conversation to see what your ideas are.
Besides portrait paintings in oils I also make ink drawings. An example can be found below. Prices for ink drawings start at 195 Euro, please feel free to contact me for this.