WHAT ARE PASTELS?
Pastels are a fine art medium made of pure pigment and binder. The quality of the materials and method of painting are similar to oils, but because pastel is a dry medium, it must be handled carefully, and protected behind glass. For local clients I offer framing; otherwise I ship unframed, ready for you to take it to a framer.
I will create a beautiful pastel painting from your photograph. For this reason, the quality of the photograph is critical. For best results, the photo should be focused, in high resolution (at least 2M), taken in natural light if possible. Sometimes I work from multiple photos.
Every painting is unique, and the subject, along with the client’s preference, will determine the size. For one subject that includes head, neck and shoulders, standard pricing is: 8 x 10: $195; 9” x 12”: $225; 11” x 14”: $325. Add 25% for a full figure, and 25% for each additional subject or a complex background. Larger sizes are also available. 30% deposit due before work starts.
FRAMING: Add $70 for framing up to 11 x 14.
SHIPPING: Free shipping (unframed) in the U.S.
PAYMENT: Venmo and PayPal accepted. You will receive in-progress photos, and your satisfaction is guaranteed. Please allow up to 2-4 weeks for finished work. Contact me.