Framing, applicable taxes and shipping expenses are in addition to
the prices listed above. In most situations, travel and lodging are
included; please contact Chris for details or with questions. Additional
figures on the same canvas are not discounted. Animals may be added
to the portrait for an additional 20-40% depending on size of the
animal. Please contact Chris for information on additional sizes.
Because I work from photographs, the inconvenience and often expense
associated with sittings can be avoided. Whenever possible, I prefer
to take the photographs, since my needs for composition and lighting
are rarely met through commercial studio photography.
Photos are taken at my studio, at your home, or other settings as
required; it's not unusual to shoot over 100 frames. I'll provide
recommendations, but I encourage your participation as well.
Sometimes I need to work with photos you have on hand, or to assist
you or your photographers in providing me the very best possible images;
I can help make this process easy for you.
Selection of Resource Images
Once the resource material is selected, you'll determine the medium
and the size and therefore the price.
As the painting approaches completion, I'll ask you to participate
in a "proofreading review," so that any necessary adjustments
to the likeness can be made to your satisfaction.
Delivery arrangements are made in consultation with you. In general
you can expect your portrait to be completed 6-8, months from the