|Head and Shoulders
|Half Figure with Hands
|Three Quarter Figure
* to age 18
|16 x 20
|20 x 24
THE MAKING OF AN OIL
Price quotes for additional figures on the same canvas are available
upon request. Travel expenses for the artist are generally included.
Framing and shipping are in addition to the price listed above.
A deposit of 40% will be due in advance. The balance is due at completion
of commission and acceptance by the client.
The first meeting can be either at the home of
the subject or at the artist's studio. The basic composition, size,
pose, format, type of clothing, tone, background, and lighting are
all considered. A series of 60 to 150 photographs is taken.
While the photographs are being developed, Margaret Baumgaertner
will draw a two-hour charcoal portrait study of the subject from
The photographs are analyzed and the final decision is made as to
pose and tone of the painting. If necessary, additional photographs
can be taken at a second photo shoot.
Upon completion of the painting, a meeting is arranged for the final
sitting of the subject and delivery of the portrait.
On the occasion that the subject is not available (as in a posthumous
portrait), the portrait can be created using available photographs.