'It is extremely common for people to underestimate and subsequently UNDERVALUE the HUGE amount of work professional ARTISTS, VIDEOGRAPHERS, SOUND PRODUCERS AND MORE undertake to create TOP-SHELF, PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS.
Back when I was offering film- production work, I was once offered $150 for a fully edited and polished six minute video that would take a month, working full-time to complete.
This gentleman had no idea the industry standard continues to be $1000/minute of post-produced film footage (shooting, editing, colour-grading, audio-mixing, transition effects, etc.)
MY PORTRAIT PRICES ARE SUCH DUE TO:
• THE MATERIALS USED; High quality wooden- braced supports and oil paints
• TIME SPENT ON EACH PORTRAIT; Each portrait requires weeks of dedicated studio time for ultra-details and depth to be achieved via traditional layering
•EXPERTISE; 10 years of applied experience and study within the portrait painting industry
•A LIFE-TIME GUARANTEE; Oil paintings last for centuries, which is why long before photographs, oil paintings preserved records of history. Each oil painting
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 also 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 for level of detail and depth within my portraits.