Over the last few years, I have done many commissioned family portraits. This is the latest one.
They can take a little while to complete, especially if there are more than two or three people to be in them, as I need to be able to get everyone together, at the one time, in order to get some photographs.
I prefer to work from my own images and to have met the subjects for paintings as specific as this one below.
All Portrait works depends on size, from $800 - $1500 including background and one figure; $300 for each extra figure that you would like included.
These work well on a canvas size around 50/60cm x 76cm. This can comfortably include the ground and a stand, clubrooms or a scoreboard, as well as the subject or subjects. This size works well to if it is be given as a surprise, as it is neither too small, nor too large. These can be managed with a photograph sent through. Given the subject is often a moving one, I only aim to get a rough similarity to the person. Other personal elements can be added in collaboration with the client, for example a score of a particular game, specific club rooms, emblems and sporting attire, even the era can be considered and can make for interesting images....and enyoyable for me ( I love looking up the history of sporting events and places etc)
ie genre work and larger footy and racing paintings: I charge a certain rate per square inch and then factor in any variable such as canvas quality and the number of figures in the work. Canvas varies in weight, the heavier ones being more robust. Linen is beautiful to paint on, but dearer again.
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