Drawn portraits usually take two weeks from the beginning of the process to the end, if there are no other clients at the time, but there may be other mitigating factors. If you are ordering a portrait around a major holiday such as Christmas or Mother’s Day, the waiting list is much longer and you may be looking at a wait of a month.
Painted portraits take around six months.
Drawn portraits are created with Conté crayon, pastels, or charcoal in monotone on Rives BFK – a heavy-weight, hand-made, archival paper from France that has a rich, velvety texture.
Pastel paintings are made on a Ampersand Pastelbord – a solid, sanded surface designed to hold lots of pastel.
Oil paintings are painted on birch panels.
My pricing does not include framing and is not a service I generally provide. Because framing is essential for the protection of drawn portraits and pastels, I work very hard to make my art standard size so you can frame it yourself.
Oil paintings do not require framing because I paint on cradled wood panels that look just as nice without. Make sure to tell me your preferences before I start a painting so I can accommodate your wishes.