Margaret Carter Baumgaertner
Best of Show
Portrait Society
of America for
The Charltons

Official Portraits

Family Portraits

Charcoal & Sauce

About the Artist

Fees & Procedure


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& Videos

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Order The Best
of Portrait Painting

featuring Margaret's
portrait of Clare.

OILS Adult Child*
Head and Shoulders $8,500 $6,500
Half Figure with Hands $10,000 $7,500
Three Quarter Figure $15,000 $9,500
Full $18,000 $12,000

* to age 18
16 x 20   $2,500
20 x 24   $3,500

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 life.

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.


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