Fees for Oil Portrait Commissions

Current fees for commissions are as follows:

 

 

Black & White Alla Prima Portraits

 

Single head and shoulders                                £900

 

Alla prima portraits are painted without waiting

for layers of paint to dry.  This results in a more

expressive effect in which the richness of brush

strokes and textured paint are more visible.

 

 

 

Colour Alla Prima Portraits

 

Single head and shoulders                               £1,200

 

Alla prima portraits are painted without waiting

for layers of paint to dry.  This results in a more

expressive effect in which the richness of brush

strokes and textured paint are more visible.

Colour alla prima portraits usually take more

time than black and white versions as accurate

colour mixing can take quite a lot of time in itself.

 

 

 

Limited-Palette Portraits (Layered)                              

 

Single head and shoulders                                     £3,000 

Limited palette portraits are painted to the same

level of professional finish as full-colour pieces

by gradually building the painting in layers,

but will be painted in monochrome (tonal

variations of one colour), or duo-chrome (tonal

variations of two harmonious colours) to provide

a unique painting in less time than a full-colour

portrait.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                               

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Full-Colour Portraits (Layered)

 

Single head and shoulders                              £6,000

 

Full-colour portraits are made using hundreds

of precisely mixed individual colours and

gradually building the painting in layers in order

to produce a painting of high realism.

 

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Large-Scale Portraits

 

Full-figure / multi-figure portrait                      £9,000 +

 

Large portraits with a full figure, multiple figues

or complex background settings are priced on

an individual basis, based on estimated time

and materials. Only available as limited-palette

or full-colour portraits (layered).

 

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Double Portraits                                            +30%

 

30% will be added to the price for double

portraits (two people on one canvas).

For example, a double limited-palette

layered portrait would be £3,900.

 

This only applies to normal-sized alla prima

or layered portraits.  For large multi-figure

portraits please see Large-Scale Portraits

above.

 

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