If you are interested in getting a painted portrait in my vivid palette, please contact me so I can create a one of a kind portrait just for you. I specialize in cropped portraits of people and dog portraits but also paint other animals.
I primarily paint single head shots of people and dogs on square panels since compositionally it looks best. Some images will work better on a rectangle shape, such as dogs with tall or long ears. Any size configuration is available above 20”x16 or 18"x18”. My portraits are based from digital photographs so you need to send me some good pictures via e-mail. The quality of the portrait is only as good as the photograph it's taken from, so the picture needs to be a clear, in focus close-up. You can use a digital camera or your iPhone 7 or equivalent. You will need to send 20 - 30 of your favorite photos which I can choose from. Together we will decide what picture to base the portrait on.
The actual painting of the portrait in is painted in oil pastels and the complexity of the painting to determine how long it will take. Once I've finished your portrait I will e-mail you an image of it. The painting will be sent once the painting, sales tax and shipping has been paid in full.
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How to Order Your Portrait
Send up to 20-30 high resolution digital photos via email. Indicate size range you are interested in purchasing. Send photos at actual size to maintain the image quality, the bigger the image the more detail I can see. My paintings are created on raw birch board panels with a 1.5” to 2” inch deep cradle or on mat-board and are framed with specific sizes. .
Price and Payment
My pricing is in general straight forward, I charge by inches using this formula: Length" x Width" x 2.5. I do have a special rate for the smallest sizes that I paint in for single cropped faces: 20"x16" $380 and 19 3/4" sq $495. Additional fees may accrue with additional figures, frames, and shipping. Once I know the size of the painting you wish to have created, I will email you a final price. I require a 75% non refundable deposit or full 100% deposit to start the painting. The remaining balance is due prior to delivery. The remaining payment plus sales tax and shipping and packaging fees are due prior to delivery. Payment is preferred to use Venmo, Zelle, but checks, Credit Cards with Square or Cash is accepted.
Painting mailed via UPS
I retain copyright on all images. If for any reason you would prefer I not use your portrait on my website, please let me know.
Gyan has been painting people the past 20 years primarily in acylics and recently in oils and oil pastels. If you are interested in a portrait, please email me.