Procedures and Fees

The first step in commissioning a portrait with Belinda is to discuss the details of the portrait the client envisions. This conversation can occur by phone, in her home, by e-mail or mail. Belinda and the client will then set an appointment to take photographs of the subject, observe personality traits and make on-sight sketches.

Belinda prefers to take the photographs outside in natural light with elements of the landscape for the background whenever possible. From these photos as well as observations of body attitudes, facial expressions, and qualities that reflect personality, Belinda will make several pen and ink sketches that reference specific photos for the client. These reference sketches give the client some choices concerning facial expressions, poses, and the compositions as well the size and media.

Belinda works in aqueous media, watercolor on archival boards, and traditional painting stretched on linen canvas. Paintings usually require several months to a year, unless there are immediate needs.

FEE SCALE:

WATER COLOR
CANVAS
Connie and Winnie

Connie & Winnie

Alabama Watercolor
Society Award
Winning Painting 1991
Children
Adult/Teen
Children
Adult/Teen
Head & Shoulders
Up to 16"x20"
3000
3500
3000
3600
3/4 Length
Up to 24"x30"
3500
4000
5000
5000
Full Length
Up to 30"x40"
4000
5000
6000
8000


Payment terms:

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due at the photography session. This deposit will go toward the first 30 percent of the portrait’s cost.

30% of contract price due when contract is signed.
Balance is due when portrait is completed and accepted by the client.

Framing and delivery not included.

Travel and living expenses for the artist and assistant additional.