There is no form of artistic expression more difficult and demanding than portraiture.
Of all the subjects an artist can paint, the human form
requires the most intense concentration, attention to detail and a precise hand eye coordination. The ability to achieve a good likeness
comes only after years of experience, beyond talent and training.
That’s why most portrait artists require thousands for each figure
they paint. I know that art is a luxury item and most people may not
be able to afford such prices, but I hope the price for this form of art
here can be little higher than some of the artists have suggested so
far. I made a living as a traditional commercial illustrator and don’t
consider myself a portrait artist, but the time and experience was the same.
Painting a portrait of this beautiful little girl was a pleasure and I hope
those who sent the photo in will have as much pleasure in owning
the work as I had in creating it.

The portrait is oil on canvas 16″x20″

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5 Responses to “1033-B $498”

  1. Bill Hrudka
    15 December 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    Hi! Excellent commentary and I could not agree with you more wholeheartedly. I too am an artist and am thinking of relocating from northern Wisconsin to the “a bit more marketing potential” area of the Stillwater, St.Paul locality.Please google my name if your curiosity allows, to view a couple of my renditions of Jesus on Could I be so bold as to ask you what your pricing would be ..16×20 ..oil..portrait, comparable to your beautiful piece represented here on post and Thank You and good luck! Sincerely, Bill Hrudka

  2. Elizabeth J. Kennedy
    19 December 2011 at 10:33 pm #


  3. Judy
    9 February 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Very well-done, from one artist to another.

  4. Diane May
    10 February 2012 at 11:36 am #

    The portrait you did is gorgeous! You are a very skilled portrait artist, don’t ask for less money because you deserve your asking price.

    • Carol
      1 June 2012 at 9:40 pm #

      Christa, it’s Kim’s sister-in-law Heather (from aqafuit .your pics are stunning! I especially love the one of you in the purple dress. All the best over the next couple of weeks! Can’t wait to see the pics of your little man. You are going to love being a mamma