Portraits both pet and people are a pleasure for me to create. For them to be a success there's a bit of a process I undertake so the client and myself are happy with the result! At your initial enquiry we dicuss your preferences for style, medium and sizing. I then supply a price. A 30% deposit is required to secure your order. After providing images to me, we then select the images as references or arrange a photo reference shoot (Brisbane, Qld Australia area only) I often work from multiple photographs, so clear, detailed images are vital. As I progress with your portrait I will keep you updated with emailed progress shots. When the portrait is completed I send a final image for approval. The final balance is due then and I proceed to arrange delivery of your new artwork.
Contact me to discuss your portrait needs either by email, facebook private message or mobile call. (For commissions of surrealist animal works please contact me via email to discuss.) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 0432 444 958 Facebook: Robbie Erskine Art
Oil Painting Process The portrait paintings I create are rich in colour, detailed and composed in a contemporary style. I use traditional oil painting methods, starting with a tonal (one colour) underpainting and progressing with layers of colour and richness.
Each portrait is painted on triple-primed stretched professional grade canvas, using professional grade oil paint. They usually have 3.5cm deep canvas sides so framing is unnecessary. Or they can be created on a thinner sided canvas that will require framing.
If you are emailing or posting reference photos for e to work from they need to be clear and sharp, preferably with no flash photography. The subjects shouldn't be too small or in the distance of the photo.
Payment is by direct deposit or cash within Australia. Delivery fees vary with location, the amount will be provided in your quote.
Oil Painting Prices Portrait prices may vary due to the individual nature of each commission, but most will fall into the below categories: (approx canvas size) Head & Torso Full Body 40 x 50 cm $600 $700 - $800 50 x 60 cm $700 $800 - $900 60 x 75 cm $800 $900 - $1000 60 x 90 cm $900 $1000 - $1100
Other sizes available - discuss with Robbie. - Above rates are based on simple coloured or neutral backgrounds. - Detailed backgrounds are an additional $50 - $200 depending on size & complexity. - Additional subjects from $300 extra, depending on detail, size and numbers. - Canvas dimensions can vary ie. square format or rectangular format. - $50-$80 fee for photo shoots for reference photos if none are available. (location dependent)
Charcoal Drawing Process Charcoal drawings are created using techniques I have developed over the years. The composition and tonal range used is based on the photograph chosen and created in a contemporary style, usually with a simple plain background to emphasize the subject. All drawings are completed on high quality, acid free heavy professional grade paper. On completion they are spraying with a drawing fixative to protect the delicate layers from smudging. They are secured to a backing board and protective sheet for safe transport to you, and are ready to frame.
Charcoal drawing prices Black charcoal on white paper or Black and White charcoal of grey toned paper (approx drawing size incl background) Head & Torso Full Body 30 x 40 cm $350 $380 - $450 40 x 50 cm $400 $450 - $550 50 x 60 cm $450 $550 - $650
- Above rates are based on simple neutral or dark backgrounds. - Detailed backgrounds are an additional $50 - $150 depending on size & complexity. - Additional subjects from $200 extra, depending on sizes and numbers. - Paper dimensions can vary ie. square format or rectangular format. - $50-$80 fee for photo shoots for reference photos if none are available. (location dependent)