work always begins with photographs of the desired subject. Once composition
concepts are decided, sizing and paper selection is decided as well.
Minimum time required for a painting is 6 to 8 hours with some pieces
taking up to 16 hrs. plus to complete..
Most commissioned pieces are approx. 8 1/2 x 12
inches. The subject will be graphically laid out and briefly sketched to
assure proper scaling and balance with background. Prismacolored pencil
requires layer upon layer as colors are blended in preparation for the
final softening and highlighting with pastels. White acrylic may also be
used as a final highlight technique. The work is finished with a
workable fixative. Double matting with glass dust covering is standard
Original framed works will range from $300 to $800. Some commissioned pieces
may require a deposit of 50% of the estimated cost.