Portraits are priced by how much of
the subject's body is pictured, how many subjects are in the portrait, the size
of the canvas, and the type of background desired. Examples of some
combinations can be found on the Portrait Gallery page (click here to open it in a new window). The Chase
Children portrait is an example of a portrait that would be priced as a
Full Length, 4 Subject, Standard Size Canvas, with Detailed Background. The
Chinese Boy portrait is an example of a portrait that would be priced as
a Head and Shoulders, 1 Subject, Standard Size Canvas with Standard Background.
The Ardis with Pallette portrait would be priced as a 3/4 Length, 1
Subject, Large Canvas, with Detailed Background. The Camden portrait
would be priced as a Full Length, 1 Subject, Standard Sized Canvas with
Most of the portraits Ardis paints
from life are accomplished via three sittings.
First session - 3 to 4
Second session - 2 to 3
Third session - 1 to 2
Between the sessions, without the
model present, Ardis will work on refining the portrait, filling in the
background and capturing the details in clothing and color.
When you prefer a portrait be
created from a photograph, Ardis would prefer to take the photograph herself.
Doing so allows her to control the lighting and shadows, bring out facial
features, and observe the mannerisms and personality of the subject.
A 50% deposit is due with your
to return to the Portrait Gallery page.
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