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Portrait Commissions

 

Portrait procedures

Artist: James Loveless 

1.   Purchase a commissioned work and complete the Portrait Questionnaire Form.

2.   We have a conversation on what you're looking for. 

3.  I send you an initial sketch so that you can approve the general composition. 

4.   I get to work on the final piece 

5. It's shipped to your home   

 I offer several different kinds of portraits to fit your budget.  The deluxe quality portrait is an oil on canvas at the standard head and shoulder and the size is 22” x 28”.  The midrange portrait is a sepia colored oil portrait on canvas. The third option is a black and white charcoal portrait on paper.  Three quarter portrait sizes from the top of the head to the knees and full figure portraits are extra. 

If you have any questions about how to complete the questionnaire form, pay your deposit or submit your photographs, please call: 817-841-7625.

Please complete the Portrait Questionnaire form.


The cost and size of the portrait depends on the number of people and the detail involved in painting the background. Design concept of the portrait is at the final discretion of the artist. Time frame for completion, framing and shipping is  based upon the time you pay your deposit to reserve your portrait on my calendar. 

HOW IT WORKS

Make your down payment using the secure payment button below for the portrait style that fits your budget.  Submit high resolution photos, then complete the Commission Questionnaire Page to let me know what type of portrait you want. We can also discuss the size, number of people, background, if it is a surprise as well a your framing options. Please email me your high resolution photos to Dropbox so that I can use them as a reference. 

I will send you the initial sketch so you can approve the composition via your cell or email. The sketch usually takes 10-14 days. After your approval of the sketch, the balance is due  for your portrait. You will receive a Square invoice for the balance, which will include background design added to your portrait, additional individuals fees, framing costs, surprise gift fees, any late fees for paying your deposit after the due date and shipping fees.

I get to work on your portrait and send you photo updates so you can see how the portrait is progressing.  After your approval of my completed artwork, I will ship it to you.  

Please let me know if you require a courier signature so that your artwork is not left outside unattended.

Please call if you have questions at: 817-841-7625.

How to Submit a High Resolution Photo: Please email me your high resolution photographs so that I can use them as a reference to paint your portrait. A high resolution size should be 1500 to 2000. You can check the resolution size on your cell by going to your photo gallery, select the photo, hit the three buttons in the top right hand corner, click details and you will see the resolution size.  Please send multiple photos to me using Dropbox.com


portrait deposit

Original  -  Beautiful   -   Affordable 

Full Color on canvas

1-2 People

28" x 22"

Each additional person is extra

Sepia on Canvas 

1-2 people

28" x 22" 

Each additional person is extra

Black & White ON PAPER

1-2 PEOPLE

22" X 28" 

Each additional person is extra

Portrait selections

Portrait Type
Standard Size
22" x 28"
Unframed 1-2 People
Balance Amount
& Shipping Amount
Framed 
Portrait
Color Portrait
$400
Oil on Canvas

$650
Rolled Canvas
$1100
Sepia Portrait
$300
Oil on Canvas

$500
Rolled Canvas
$950
Black & White Portrait
$200
Charcoal on Paper
$350
Rolled Paper
$900

*Each additional person added to portrait is extra.  Additional price for detailed backgrounds and portraits that are a surprise gift. We need to know the due date of your portrait so we know when to confirm your deposit and receive your photographs to complete your portrait in time.  Shipping prices shown are for addresses in the Continental USA.  Extra shipping for Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and other countries.

Pretty Baby (Full Color)

16" X  20" This oil painting was a gift to my eldest son.  My daughter, Tammy posed a photograph of her niece by placing a boa around her. When I saw the photo, I was inspired to paint her.

This 16" X 20" color portrait on canvas with one person starts at $1000. 

To make a deposit for a portrait similar to Pretty Baby, you can make a deposit for $400.

Afternoon Tea (Full Color)

30" X 30"  This painting was the concept of a proud grandmother. These three girls are the youngest of eight grandchildren. This oil painting was commissioned by Sam and Royette Hance and remains in their collection. This oil painting on canvas is  with three children and living room background scene starts at $2000.

To make a deposit for a portrait similar to Afternoon Tea, you can make a deposit for $400.


Cherry Blossoms (Full Color)

24" X 30" This couple met in Japan and afterwards got married here in the U.S. We thought it would be a unique idea to depict the couple with cherry blossoms on their wedding day.  This oil painting was presented as a surprise to her husband. Her hard-working military husband never knew the portrait was being painted.  This 24" X 30" oil painting is on canvas with two people  and a background of cherry blossoms starts at $2500. 

To make a deposit for a portrait similar to Cherry Blossom, you can make a deposit for $400.

Elton (Full Color)

22" X 28" This portrait was commissioned by my brother-in-law, Stevie. He wanted to show his gregarious father in a happy positive light. The family appreciates their patriarch even more as the years pass.  

This is a 22" X 28" size oil painting on canvas with one person with no background starts at $1000.

To make a deposit for a portrait similar to Elton, you can make a deposit for

$400.

Client Testimonial: “What a beautiful painting!!! I absolutely love it! Thank you so much!!! Thank you!   I know that I really love the final portrait. It is amazing and gorgeous. I hope my hubby likes it too."

by Hannah Hill (portrait owner of Cherry Blossoms)

If you need some ideas on a portrait concept, here are some samples of portrait commissions previously completed.  I offer three different kinds of portraits to fit your budget.  The deluxe quality portrait is an oil on canvas at the standard head and shoulder and the size is 22” x 28”.  The midrange portrait is a sepia colored oil portrait on canvas. The third option is a black and white charcoal portrait on paper. 

Harper's Family (Sepia)

20" X 16"  This is an example of a sepia colored portrait on canvas and they are less expensive than the deluxe full color portrait. This was the couple's very first baby and baby Harper had her own way of controlling  sleep time for the household.  This small  20" X 16" portrait with three  people and no background starts at $1300.  To make a deposit for a portrait similar to Harper's Family, you can make a deposit for $300.

Keith (Black & White)

16" X 20"  This is an example of a black and white/charcoal on paper portrait.  We got an opportunity to meet this gentleman and he had an interesting face.  He wasn't confident that he wanted to be in a portrait, but I had to paint it.  

A painting like this would start at  $500. To make a deposit for a portrait similar to  Keith, you can make a deposit for $200


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My wife, Yvette Loveless, and I have previously owned a gallery in Saint Louis, Missouri USA for three years. We will make sure you are pleased with your artwork. All of our inventory of prints are prepared by Graphik Dimensions and Bay Photo. Both have flawless reputations in the printing industry. We will honor your return or exchange of artwork that does not meet your approval within one month of delivery.

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I, James Loveless Jr, use archival materials. I am a member of the Oil Painters of America and I use Belgium linen canvas I stretch or board I prime myself. I use Winsor & Newton, Williamson and Daler/Rowney brand oil paints. After my paintings dry completely, I apply Winsor & Newton Professional Gloss Varnish.

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