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                                             A Portrait Gallery


 

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This is a good example of a an alternative style portrait... the subjects are in non traditional poses with a custom background. A portrait similar to this on a 12"x 16" canvas would start at $1100.
 
An alternative style portrait often times is more interesting than a traditional portrait, as it is entertaining to any viewer. You don't have to know these subjects to enjoy this little father son moment. This style is one of my favorites to paint.
 
The reference photo for this portrait was a snapshot the golfer's wife took as her husband was warming up for a Tucson tournament. Their son decided to 'help' his dad with the putt. Now this precious moment in time is forever captured on canvas.  
When you're looking for potential reference photos from your photo collection, look for displays of emotion in the subjects. I've got a pretty good knack for capturing those emotions. This style is worth consideration. As well as being a portrait, it can stand alone as a figurative painting.
 
Let someone special in your family star in an original work of art!





'Evangelina'
16" x 20"
acrylic on canvas
 
 
This is a good example of a basic single subject traditional portrait with a simple vignette background. Evangelina is in a traditional portrait pose.
A portrait similar to this on a 16"x 20" canvas would start at $600. 
Framing is not included in that price.  
Shipping charges (if needed) are also not included. 
 
I presented this portrait to Evangelina on Saturday, July 19th, 2008, her 80th birthday!...this portrait journey began when her daughter, Rebecca, brought me a 60 year old (wavy, faded and colorized!) photo and asked if I could do a portrait from it... if I had looked closely at that source photo and seen how poor the quality was, I might have declined, but I didn't... the challenges were great, but so too were the rewards... Evangelina was thrilled and Rebecca cried, saying I had captured her mother exactly as she remembered her as a little girl... a good day indeed!





'Lauren'
acrylic on canvas

When a portrait is done in a non-traditional style, fees can get a little tricky...there are many different elements to consider..
 The portrait pictured here demonstrates some composition elements...it is an example of a two subject non traditional portrait. The subjects here are Lauren and the piano.
A subject could also be a horse, dog,
a different musical instrument, car, motorcycle, or ??? 
Each additional subject in the same portrait increases it's fee by $300.




I considered the background on this portrait to be a custom element. When there are different elements to consider, the fees will vary with each portrait, depending on complexity.

A portrait similar to this on a 16"x 20" canvas would be $1000.
   16"x 20" two subjects~  $900
            Custom background fee~ $100 (varies)
Framing is not included in that price.  
Shipping charges (if needed) are also not included.


primary reference snapshot






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acrylic on canvas

 This is a good example of a an alternative style portrait... the subjects are in non traditional poses with a custom background.
A portrait similar to this on a 16"x 20" canvas would start at $1200.

An alternative style portrait often times is more interesting than a traditional portrait, as it is entertaining to any viewer. You don't have to know Elliot or Caitlyn to enjoy this little father daughter moment forever captured on canvas. This style is one of my favorites to paint.
 
The reference photo for this portrait was a snapshot that captured this little moment in time. In the photo, Caitlyn is actually sitting on her dad's pickup truck, but that didn't lend itself to a nice composition, so an old adobe wall was substituted. I love the shadows the willow acacia tree is casting on all of them.
When you're looking for potential reference photos from your photo collection, look for displays of emotion in the subjects. I've got a pretty good knack for capturing those emotions.

This style is worth consideration. As well as being a portrait, it can stand alone as a figurative painting. Let someone special in your family star in an original work of art!





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acrylic on canvas
This is another example of a single subject portrait with a simple vignette background.
A portrait similar to this on a 16"x 20" canvas would be $600.
Below is the reference photo used for this portrait.
I like the face to be the center of interest, especially when the expression is as cute as this one,
so I will often make it quite detailed with
 brush strokes getting looser and looser as I move away from the face. As you can see, in the painting, I gave Aubrey a more relaxed body pose than she had in the reference photo. This is a good example of where artistic license comes in.





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'Annie and the Red Kite'

18" x 24"acrylic on canvas

This is an example of a modern, minimalist style portrait..... very small subjects on a heavily textured abstract landscape.
Prices for a minimalist portrait similar to this one would start at $500 on an 18"x 24" canvas.
  
A magnified detail shows that these subjects are quite accurate, even though they are REALLY, REALLY small on the canvas.
The man featured in this portrait is only about an inch tall on the canvas. In this detail, you can see some of the neat texture on the canvas as well. 


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'John'
acrylic on canvas

This is a good example of a portait commission done long distance.
I met John at a cousin's graduation party and when he discovered I was a portrait artist, his portrait journey began.
He lives in Utah and entire portrait process was completed across the miles.
He mailed me the reference photo, a snapshot taken at sunset of him while he was vacationing in San Carlos, Mexico.
(emailed reference photos would also work)
In the background of his snapshot is the mountain, cerro tetakawi (goat tit), the majestic symbol of San Carlos and he wanted it included in the portrait.
 

The completed portrait was safely shipped to the client's home in Utah.
 
John was delighted I had captured his family's trademark 'smirk'.  
I love the vacation 'stubble' on John's normally clean shaven face.
 
This portrait would start at $1000 on a 16"x 20" canvas....one subject, with a custom background.
(fee varies on custom backgrounds)
 
Framing is not included in that price.  
Shipping charges (when needed) are also not included.



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'Night Night Little Sis'

16" x 20"
acrylic on canvas


I like painting children... this was a portrait commission taken from an old 1970's polaroid. These little ones are all grown up now and their parents were delighted with that moment in time recaptured for posterity in a painting.
 
This portrait would start at $1100 on a 16"x 20" canvas....two subjects, custom foreground and background.
 
Framing is not included in that price.  
Shipping charges (if needed) are also not included.










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24"x 30" acrylic on canvas
 
 
Traditional style two subject with a simple
vignette background
done on
my largest standard size canvas.

This was a surprise gift
for Robert's wife and was unveiled in a formal presentation
at a local upscale restaurant.
Della was completely surprised and delighted with her portrait.
 
This portrait would start at $1100 on a 24"x 30" canvas.



      
            













Email me for a free quote for the portrait you have in mind.  
I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to have a custom portrait done of your loved ones.
All price references are good through December 2011.
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