Commissioned portraits in oil are created from photos or a combination of photo reference. Stacey prefers to take her own photos of subjects(s) so that the completed painting is based on optimized lighting, color harmony and composition.
Photo sessions are typically taken outdoors, in soft-diffused lighting conditions. Ideally two photo sessions are booked. Each session lasts approximately 1 hour. Digital photos are then sent to the client to review/chose the reference photo to be used for the painting.
Completion for paintings take approximately 4-8 weeks (sometimes longer for larger, more complex projects). Frame is not included, but framing suggestions are offered as requested.
Portrait/Figures start at $4,100 (head & shoulders)
Dogs & Cats start at $1,900 (head & shoulders)
Horses start at $3,800 (head & shoulders)