COMMISSION A PORTRAIT
Prices depend on size and complexity. As an approximation, here are some guidelines:
With hands and feet
5 000 €
3 000 €
1 000 €
I need 25% as a down payment before I start painting. Framing and shipping expenses are in addition to the price of the painting.
All portraits are life-sized or slightly smaller. I paint on Belgian linen canvas mounted on high-quality wooden stretcher bars, ready to be hanged.
I live in Båstad, a small town in the south of Sweden, and I prefer to meet in my studio. If you can’t make it here, and if you cover travel expenses, I will consider coming to you, given that the commission is large enough.
I do not paint from photos I haven’t taken myself. This is an important point to make, as I personally need to get to know my sitter. A lofty goal I have with my portraits is to recreate a kind of psychological representation of the person I’ve met.
After getting to know each other a bit over coffee or tea, we proceed to my studio. Here we try out different lighting setups, backgrounds, furniture and so on, a process that takes 1–2 hours. I keep all photos to myself and never show them to anyone else.
After our photo session, it takes a few months to finish the painting. After being paid in full, minus the down payment, I will send you the painting.