When painting a portrait, I strive for authenticity. The look and the feel of the subject are equally important. What this means is that accuracy of physical likeness is essential, and so is capturing the character, the resonance of that unique individual that says to anyone who knows them that it feels like that person.
Because of this, I immensely prefer to paint from life, with the subject in front of me, so that I can experience their presence directly. I will use photos as an aid when absolutely necessary, as in the case of children or animals that cannot sit still, or some detail of jewelry or the like is needed.
Head and Shoulders - $3000.
Half figure including hands - $3840.
Three Quarter figure - $4800.
Full Figure- $5400.
Any extra subjects will be an additional 50%.
Detailed backgrounds will be an additional $1800.
All prices in Canadian Dollars plus GST.