Oil painting comes with so many advantages. There is an increased capacity, as well as transparency with the paint when thinned. If you couple that with the slow drying time, it provides a number of advantages for artists(me 😘). Blending strokes of color and making changes during the painting process can be limited with other many mediums.
Oil paints stay wet for quite a longer stretch of time. If it is required… indefinitely. This offers flexibility to start and stop… perhaps eat a sandwich and sleep for 8 hours now and then… then come back to a piece the next day and continues where you left off. As and artist, I do appreciate my rest. The paint on the palette will still be wet and pliable, the canvas colors can still be blended together. Nothing frustrates an artist more that an untimely mistake. It requires ingenuity as well as valuable time and energy to get back on track. The flexibility and depth of colour offered can be applied many different ways(from thin diluted glazes made with turpentine to dense thick impasto techniques).
These advantages can make a large piece more doable, but come at the price of greater amounts of technique, and time invested.
Oil paintings may take a while to dry, which is quite literally the only downfall… Which doubles as a blessing as I have already explained. You could expect the completion of an oil painting to take up to a month or more depending on the temperature and humidity of the studio through out the year. I do my best, and only want to offer my best. Once created however, they can last for centuries if kept in a safe environment.
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OIL rates are currently $2 a sq. inch for pieces 18 X 24 and larger, $4 a sq. inch for pieces 8 X 11 – 16 X 20, and $6 a sq. inch for 5×7 and smaller. This could vary depending on the subject presented. Any change in rate would be discussed before any project is produced. Feel free to contact me with any questions by clicking the link.
Acrylic may not be as versatile or artist friendly as oil, but it offers a lot when it comes to saving time and inevitably money. I have used this medium for so many years, and I never considered the drying time to be an issue for me. I simply scale the project to what can be accomplished within the allowed time slot I have available.
Acrylic rates are currently $1 a sq. inch for pieces 18 X 24 and larger, $2.25 a sq. inch for pieces 8 X 11 – 16 X 20, and $3.5 a sq. inch for 5 X 7 and smaller. This could vary depending on the subject presented. Any change in rate would be discussed before any project is produced. Feel free to contact me with any questions by clicking the link.
Few mediums can compare to the romantic nature of watercolor. Working from light to dark with the traditional method opposed to dark from light (for me) can help an artist really stretch. it offers a slightly abstract feel with its diminished lines and temperamental shading. When balance is found, and it all comes together, it can quite literally captivate.
Watercolor rate are currently $1 a sq. inch for pieces 18 X 24 and larger, $2.25 a sq. inch for pieces 8 X 11 – 16 x 20, and $3.5 a sq. inch for 5×7 and smaller. This could vary depending on the subject presented. Any change in rate would be discussed before any project is produced. Feel free to contact me with any questions by clicking the link.
Wax, usually referred to as encaustic is an abstract medium for me. It is a very old medium with a lot of versatility and it is gaining popularity. My personal favorite trate about encaustic paintings are the beautiful was finish.
Wax/encaustic rates are $2 a sq. inch for pieces including, and over 18 X 24 $3 and inch for any less than 18 X 24 sq inches.
INK & ALCOHOL
Ink and Alcohol, for me, are abstract much like the encaustic/wax. It relies on color pallet and controlled chance… some mixed in experience and a willingness to keep at it. Production time is usually less time consuming than the other mediums, but it is also one of the most readily incorporated mixed mediums. Mixing this process with oil or acrylic can produce some of the most intriguing results. It is an absolute stunning stand alone as well.
Ink & Alcohol rates are $2 a sq. inch for pieces including, and over 18 X 24 $3 a sq. inch for any piece less than 18 X 24 sq inches.
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