Photographs reduce the time investment in the process to paint a portrait; usually four to six weeks to complete the painting. I do an oil sketch to arrive at complexion, hair color, etc., which is normally done when I take the photos.
I make a detailed drawing on the canvas for your approval before I ever apply paint to canvas. Any changes as to pose, costume, or expression are finalized then – no surprises.
If this is a posthumous portrait I will need to see every possible photograph of the person to arrive at a workable image. I have successfully done a portrait with just a passport photo.
Portraits normally fall within $2,500 to $5,000 depending on pose (classic ¾ pose) and size. Detailed backgrounds (landscape, interior, pets) will add up to $500, also depending on size. Fees do not include shipping or framing.
A signed contract with a 50% nonrefundable deposit is expected when the portrait is commissioned with full payment upon delivery. I will travel anywhere within reason to paint your portrait and do not charge for distant commissions.
I'm happy to do commissioned work besides portraits. If you have any questions not addressed here please, let's talk about it. Email inquiries at Jackie@jackieknott.com.
"Lyndee", 20" x 24", oil on canvas, private collection, Canyon Lake, TX.
"Christy", 30" x 24", oil on canvas, Private collection, Shreveport, LA
"Don Siratt", oil on canvas, Private collection, Colleyville, TX
"Nell Alford", 24" x 18", oil on canvas, Private collection, Louisiana
"Lisa", 24" x 30", oil on canvas, Private collection, Fort Worth, TX
"Marilyn Pruitt", 30" x 24", oil on canvas, Private collection, San Diego, CA
"Jim Bush", 26" x 20", oil on canvas, Private collection, Mrs. Maida Bush
"Self-portrait", 20" x 16", Linen on board, Family collection.
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