You may be surprised to know that it is extremely common for people to underestimate and undervalue the huge amount of work professional creatives such as art-makers, sound producers or film-makers undertake to create top-shelf products.
Back when I was offering film- production work, I remember a man tried to barter me down to $150 for a 6 minute video-piece! He thought this was reasonable because he had no idea the industry standard is $1000/minute of post- produced film footage, because 1 sole minute can take days of shooting, editing, colour-grading, audio-mixing, transition effects, plus so much more.
My prices are such due to: - The days of dedicated studio time that go into each individual portrait,
- The high quality wooden- braced supports and oil paints used in my paintings,
- My 10 years of experience and study within the portrait painting industry,
- Their consistent quality and guaranteed longevity, ie. these paintings will last centuries.
Though not everyone can afford my work, rather than charge less than what they're worth (a habit that kept me struggling financially for years) I am proud to offer my realistic oil painting classes. Now everyone can enjoy this incredibly rewarding and timeless art form.
How long do i have to wait for my oil portrait?
Depending on the size and number of subjects chosen, oil portraits can take between 2 weeks - 1 month for completion.
This is due to the time it takes for layers of oil to dry before new layers can be added. It is these layers that are the key to my level of detail and depth within my portraits.