PRICING AND PROCEDURE

Informal Portraits (from photographs) 

Pastel 

Charcoal 

 Head and shoulders  R 1750  R 1100
  • Quotes for additional figures/heads in the portraits are negotiable.
  • Framing, travel and other expenses incurred are not included.
  • Delivery times: usually within two weeks.

Formal Portraits

Oil

Pastel

Charcoal

Head and shoulders R 5 500 R 1 950 R 1 450
Half Figure (hands) R 6 500 R 2 500 R 950
Three quarter figure R 8 500 R 3 500 N/A
Full R 10 000 R 5 000 N/A
  • Quotes for additional figures/heads in the portrait are negotiable.
  • Framing, travel and any other expenses incurred are not included.
  • Delivery time:Pastels usually within four weeks. Oils usually within six weeks. However, individual circumstances will dictate.

Procedure in creating the formal oil or pastel portrait

  • At the first meeting, the portrait is discussed in some detail regarding it's composition, size, type of clothing, background etc.
  • Talbot quotes a price to do the portrait
  • A series of photographs of the subject is taken
  • The best image is selected by mutual consent
  • Talbot does a charcoal study for the client's final approval
  • Talbot is formally commissioned to do the portrait
  • A non-refundable deposit of 25% is paid
  • Talbot may ask for the subject to sit for him. (usually a short session near completion of the portrait)
  • Delivery times : Charcoal and pastel portraits usually within 4 weeks. Oils are subject to negotiation.
  • On completion, to the client's satisfaction, the balance is paid.

FINE ART -Talbot is willing to undertake and quote on any commissions.