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Commissions

Portrait Commissions

Thank you for your interest in commissioning me to paint a special work tailor made for you. It is an honor to paint and commemorate the people, places, pets and special objects that you love so very much. 

Pricing (base fee) - Acrylic Paintings*

5x7      Stretched Canvas $100; on Canvas Panel $80; on Paper $60

8x10    Stretched Canvas $150; on Canvas Panel $130; on Paper $100

11x14  Stretched Canvas $275; on Canvas Panel $250; on Paper $225

16x20  Stretched Canvas $400; on Canvas Panel $360; on Paper $320

18x24  Stretched Canvas $450; on Canvas Panel $400; on Paper $360

24x36  Stretched Canvas $750

36x48 or larger on Stretched Canvas $1000 and up

*Pricing is for one subject with a smooth, single tone background with appropriate shading such as: a portrait showing head, neck and top of shoulders with a plain background in a chosen color, or a singular pet or object in its entirety with same type of background and appropriate shading/shadows. 

Pricing - Oil Paintings 

Same as Acrylic Paintings plus 15% additional fee (calculated per initial base fee)

Learn more about about Acrylic vs Oil Painting here.  

Additional Costs (calculated per initial base fee)

20% added charge for complex background, i.e., landscape, detailed wall, pattern, leaves, flowers, trees, graffiti, etc. 

10% added charge for full figure portrait of person (showing anything more than head neck and top of shoulders)

10% added charge for each additional person, pet or object of prominence

10% added charged to paint set of hands in detail

To get started, please email me with the following information:

  • A brief synopsis about your project
  • Who is this painting for?
  • What is the subject (person, place, pet, other)?
  • Why is this painting important to you?
  • What is your vision for this painting?
    • What will the background look like?
    • Is there anything of significance that you want included in this painting like an object or favorite color?
  • When do you need the painting completed by?
  • A clear photograph of your subject as well as any additional photos that help provide context about the subject and the setting/background you wish for them to be painted in. Please provide photos in .jpeg format as attachments in your email. 

Please send all information to rzblackwood@gmail.com

To officially begin the commissioned painting a 50% deposit is required after we have reviewed the project details and we have an agreement in place.