A 40% non-refundable
deposit is due when the terms of your portrait are agreed upon. 30% is
due after all studies are completed and the final preliminary design
draft is accepted. The remaining 30% is due
at the completion of the portrait. Minor changes are permitted.
Changes not initially agreed upon (background or costume
changes) require separate billing.
Travel, lodging, framing and shipping expenses are in addition to the
prices listed above.
Additional figure on the same canvas is 75% of original fee.
Upon the first visit Mr. Askew
discusses the subject of study with the client. The
artist and client look through his reference portfolio of portraits
and photos for style, position and composition and discuss that
which best suits the subject.
Mr. Askew then
produces “idea sketches" for composition and poses. Once the
desired pose is selected, A photo session is held with the subject in
order to capture expression, physical characteristics, texture, light
The weeks following,
Mr. Askew shares with the client detailed sketches of poses and
expressions until the final selection is made.
After the client
approves the composition, Mr. Askew then paints a sample study. This small study shows the client the
over all look that the completed painting will have.
After the sample study presentation has been approved Mr. Askew begins
creating the painting.