|Head & Shoulders
|Half Figure with Hands
For each additional figure add the portrait fee less ten
percent. Pets and elaborate interiors or landscapes will be
additional costs depending on the complexity of the composition
and design. The above prices do not include travel, taxes
or framing. Kerry will be happy to assist with the framing.
Kerry will deliver the finished painting.
Commissioning a portrait is a very special and unique experience.
Commissioned portraits began as early as ancient Greece and
today portraits are considered to be among the highest form
of the fine arts.
Capturing the soul, spirit & character of a person is
much more than just knowing the technical anatomy of the human
form. The artist must work from life and engage the sitter
in lively conversation. This exchange reveals beautiful nuances
of the sitters personality to the painter. Through this
process the painter edits information into the painting. Through
direct observation and a keen awareness a beautiful painting
develops into a larger than life portrait.
Kerry will meet with the clients in their home, office or
her private studio in Tampa, Florida. Kerry will spend time
getting to know the subject, discuss the pose, and whether
the portrait will be a formal indoor or casual outdoor portrait.
The clothing and other details will be determined at this
first sitting. Kerry prefers to always work from live sittings
but understands when some busy professionals may not have
the time to do more than one to three sittings. Kerry will
do a digital photo shoot to determine the most interesting
pose and a color sketch in oil or pastel at this first sitting.
Expect approximately two hours for the photo shoot and two
to three hours for the color sketch.
Depending on the complexity of the painting the portrait can
take anywhere from three months to one year. Oil paintings
are done on the finest Belgium Linen with archival paints
. A 40% deposit is required at the signing of the contract.
The remainder is due upon delivery. Kerry assists her clients
through framing and will deliver the finished work herself.
Contact Kerry directly to schedule an appointment at your
convenience. After the pose is determined with the client
Kerry will do a small oil or pastel color sketch of the pose
and color scheme in her studio for for final approval. A final
sitting is suggested to complete the portrait in either the
client's home, office or artists' studio.