by Mernie Buchanan
Are you thinking about having a portrait painted, but haven't quite
taken the next step? This is a good beginning and thank you for
taking a look at my work. I am also available for a telephone consultation
if you have any further questions.
I will work from black and white or color photographs, or have the
person sit for the painting if possible. With animals, photographs
generally work best. Historic family portraits may also include
precious heirlooms, favorite jewelry or memorable places. Please
don't hesitate to express your ideas.
The minimum size is 16x20". Customizing the portrait for a
frame you already own is no problem. I work on birch laminate board,
which can be cut to fit any size/shape frame (above the minimum
size). The original portrait of Marion Ramsay (shown above) is 16x20"
and was produced from a sepia photograph.
range from $3.50 per square inch for single portraits with a 50%
As an example, the above portraits are about $1100 + CA sales tax.
Please call 707-745-5694 to discuss your ideas.