Prices and Terms of Commissions

The quality of my work speaks for itself, and will meet or exceed your expectations. Although other portrait artists may charge much more, price does not equate to quality and I would compare my rendering of facial features, body proportions, and hands with anyone's.

  If you are interested in commissioning a work, it's easy to do, and you'll owe me nothing till we reach a mutual agreement about all the specifics, and I'm ready to start work on your project.  You can mail or email your photos and other relevant info to:

Doug Strickland, Artist
734 T-Bar Road
Benson, NC 27504

Phone: (919) 894-5472 (leave a message if there is no answer. I often don't answer calls from those I don't recognize on my caller ID, but I promise to respond to all inquiries about my artwork.)

I strive to keep my patrons informed of progress toward completion and to consult with them frequently during the process via email and photos of the project in progress.

NOTE: SIZES AND PRICES SHOWN ARE FOR DRAWINGS OR PAINTINGS ONLY.
MATTING WILL INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE FRAME REQUIRED, HOWEVER, MATTING AND GLASS IS NOT NEEDED OR RECOMMENDED FOR OIL PAINTINGS ON CANVAS. THE SIZES I HAVE OFFERED ARE CONSIDERED "STANDARD" SIZES SO THAT FRAMES CAN BE PURCHASED READY-MADE AT REASONABLE PRICES NEAR YOU.

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 For a graphite portrait Go to pencil works! from your photo(s), my standard prices are:

Size:   8 X 10 inches (head & shoulders)  Price: $100

Size: 11 X 14 inches (head & shoulders)  Price:
$150

Size: 16 X 20 inches (head, shoulders, & hands) Price: $250

Size: 18 X 24 inches (head, shoulders, & hands) Price: $300

1/3 deposit required before the actual work begins.

Pets or other animals: approximately 85% of the prices above
please allow 3 weeks for delivery


 For a colored pencil portrait Go to pencil works! from your photo(s), my standard prices are:

Size:   8 X 10 inches (head & shoulders)  Price: $450

Size: 11 X 14 inches (head & shoulders)  Price: $550

Size: 16 X 20 inches (head, shoulders, & hands) Price: $650

Size: 18 X 24 inches (head, shoulders, & hands) Price: $750

1/3 deposit required before the actual work begins.

Pets or other animals: approximately 85% of the prices above
please allow 4 weeks for delivery
 


 For an oil portrait, Go to portrait page! on stretched canvas, my standard prices* are:

Head and Shoulders

20" x 16"

$1000

Head and Hands 24" x 18" $1300

Head and Hands

 24" x 20"

$1450

Three Quarter Figure

30" x 24"

$2150

Three Quarter to Full Figure 24" x 36" $2600

Full Figure

40" x 24

$2900

other sizes, more than one subject, or detailed background? let's talk!

I also do commissioned paintings of other subjects, such as scenic landscapes, figure studies, still lifes, horses, pets, houses, etc.  

My prices for still life or landscape paintings run generally around $2 per square inch. The minimum size I would consider doing is 16 x 20,but I could do it any size larger than that, as well. Example prices, are as follows:

16" x 20":   $640

18" x 24":   $864

20" X 24":   $960

24" X 30": $1440

24" X 36": $1728

30" X 36": $2160

30" X 40": $2400

.  I'll gladly quote a price for you if you ask, so please inquire.

  • Size of the canvas varies according to type of portrait.
  • For detailed backgrounds add 50% of the base price.
  • Two people placed on a single canvas are still two portraits and priced accordingly
  • 1/3 deposit required before the actual work begins.


    Pets or other animals: approximately 75% of the prices above
    Prices DO NOT INCLUDE FRAMING.
    Any travel or photographic expenses necessary to complete your project are extra.

    please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery.


    Artwork from your photograph(s)
    If the artwork will be from more than one photo, all photos used will need to have similar lighting (front lighted, lighted from right or left) in order for the final work to best capture a proper likeness.
    For a printed quote form for your painting, click
    HERE.


    All work is subject to your approval.  It will be shipped unframed (unless otherwise arranged or specified), but will be securely packaged.  Shipping cost will be charged to the customer. If you don't like the result, you may return it within 10 days and receive a full refund, not including shipping charges.  Payment is required before artworks are shipped. However, I can create a temporary "private" webpage with a reduced resolution scan of your artwork and a "buy button" to enable you to use your credit card if you want that option using CCNow.



    I do retain the right to approve and be compensated for any reproduction of commissioned artwork, but only if the reproductions are to be sold to other parties or used for commercial purposes. I also retain the right to decline any project for any reason. Although I have only listed prices for portraits of people, I can do other subjects, including pets, landscapes, and still lifes plus other custom work, including nude poses. Ethnicity of the subject is not a consideration in pricing or a problem in execution as long as the photo(s) are of adequate quality. ~ Prices for pet portraits are generally lower than for people portraits. ~ Prices for landscapes and still lifes are variable depending on complexity, but are generally no higher than for portraits. Please contact me for a price.

    I hope to be able to serve your artwork needs. Please feel free to contact me if you have specific questions.
    Contact me using the address or phone # above, or the email link below.

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