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Portrait Artist Pricelist

Portrait Pricelist 2022

Portrait Artist Commissions. It couldn’t be easier to commission your own piece of art.

Once you have decided on the size and how much of the subject/subjects you want painted it’s simple to arrange your portrait. If you are unsure of size and background colour etc I can advise you on this.

Please send a good clear photograph or photographs via email me. The better the quality of photographs, the better the painting will be. 

Waiting times can vary depending on work load – an approximate completion date will be given at time of ordering. Shorter deadlines for special dates can sometimes be met but on average my waiting list is around 2 months long. Christmas orders should be booked as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Choose from a variety of payment options, including Revolut and Paypal, to finalize your payment. That’s it! Your portrait will be packaged and shipped to you.

Dog Portrait of Tilly

Watercolour painting History

Watercolor painting is extremely old, dating perhaps to the cave paintings of paleolithic Europe, and has been used for manuscript illustration since at least Egyptian times but especially in the European Middle Ages. However, its continuous history as an art medium begins with the Renaissance. The German Northern Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), who painted several fine botanical, wildlife, and landscape watercolors, is generally considered among the earliest exponents of watercolor. An important school of watercolor painting in Germany was led by Hans Bol (1534–1593) as part of the Dürer Renaissance.

Watercolors were generally used by Baroque easel painters only for sketches, copies or cartoons (full-scale design drawings). Notable early practitioners of watercolor painting were Van Dyck (during his stay in England), Claude Lorrain, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, and many Dutch and Flemish artists. However, botanical illustration and wildlife illustration perhaps form the oldest and most important traditions in watercolor painting. Botanical illustrations became popular during the Renaissance, both as hand-tinted woodblock illustrations in books or broadsheets and as tinted ink drawings on vellum or paper. Botanical artists have traditionally been some of the most exacting and accomplished watercolor painters, and even today, watercolors—with their unique ability to summarize, clarify, and idealize in full color—are used to illustrate scientific and museum publications. Wildlife illustration reached its peak in the 19th century with artists such as John James Audubon, and today many naturalist field guides are still illustrated with watercolor paintings.

Watercolor paint consists of four principal ingredients: a pigment; gum arabic as a binder to hold the pigment in suspension; additives like glycerin, ox gall, honey, and preservatives to alter the viscosity, hiding, durability or color of the pigment and vehicle mixture; and evaporating water, as a solvent used to thin or dilute the paint for application.

 

 
The cost of a portrait drawing or painting varies depending on size, medium, artist experience and location; the cost varies from €20-€200 for an amateur artist; €200 up to €5000 for an experienced artist and over €20,000+ for a well known and established artist.
 
  1. Send me your photos. The first step is to send me your photos by email. …
  2. Choose your portrait style and size. Choose what style of portrait you want; either watercolour, graphite pencil or modern sketch. …
  3. Draft Compositon. …
  4. Completion and Payment.
 
There are some animal portrait artists who paint dog portraits for prices ranging from about €250 to €5,000, depending on the size and complexity of the painting.
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