My goal is to create for you a beautiful, heirloom quality oil portrait to last generations. 

In order to deliver your portrait to the highest standards, I use the following procedure: The portrait process begins with a collaborative meeting to discuss the mood, style, and setting for the portrait. A photoshoot is then scheduled to capture the subject as it will be painted. Using portable studio lighting ensures that from any location, barn or living room, a quality reference image will be captured from which the artist will create the finished portrait. 


Pricing is based on the following: the number of people or animals in the painting; how much of each subject is to be depicted; the size of the actual painting itself; the intricacy of clothing and props, and the complexity of the background setting. Additional figures are discounted at 50%. Travel expenses, shipping fees, and any state or city sales tax, where applicable, are additional. A deposit of 50% will be due when you sign the contract. The balance is due at the completion of commission and acceptance by the client. 

Approximate Equine Equivalents

16” x 20” - 75% life-size of a medium to large dog

20” x 24” - Fully life-size of a medium dog, 50% life-size horse

24” x 36” - 75% life-size of a horse head and neck 

36” x 40” - Fully life sized of a horse head and neck

Approximate size for life size portraits (inches)

11" x 14" - Cameo

20" x 16" to 24" x 20" - Head and Shoulders

28" x 22" - Half Figure with Hands

40" x 30" - Three-Quarter Figure

48" x 30" - Full-Length Figure

Prices and sizes as published above are guidelines only. The price for your custom portrait will be quoted at the time of your portrait consultation and finalized in your contract.

© Piper Talladay 2019
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