252 349-0049 write to: Jack@NewBernFineArt.com
Copyright © 2020, John H. Anglin, All Rights Reserved.All images herein are the protected intellectual property of John H. Anglin.For licensing information contact Jack Anglin at the number or the email address above.
FINE PORTRAIT COMMISSION DETAILS & FEES Every year Jack Anglin takes on a limited number of fine portrait commissions. What follows should answer most questions about having a portrait made. Click HERE for a PDF of this information How to Get Started? As soon as we talk we can start to imagine the painting together and plan for a face to face meeting or the first sitting. A complete vision of the artwork isn't possible until the artist meets the subject and perhaps sees where the painting might hang. Let’s talk in person or on the phone and we can discuss any questions you might have. Most things are covered below. Jack enjoys collaborating with his patrons and loves creating a work of art that will reflect the ideas and aspirations of the clients. Before he begins painting, the wish is for Jack's patrons to have a very clear idea of how the finished work will most likely appear. There are a variety of factors that influence the pricing of a portrait, from travel requirements, design and compositional requirements, to the framing, delivery and hanging arrangements. The prices listed are meant merely as starting points and require the consideration of many variables. Before actually beginning the portrait, all of the artist's fees will be made clear as both artist and client contract with one another to ensure the success of the project. Deposits and a probable delivery date or a firm deadline are defined as well. Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed! The artist will do all in his power to see that you are very pleased with your commission. It is Jack's desire for the portrait to have a permanent place in your home and in your heart! Jack considers this to be a great honor and a very special gift from clients to be invited to make such a personal and powerful work of art. The satisfaction he hopes for will last your lifetime and extend into many future generations. Write to: Jack@NewBernFineArt.com Call: 252 349-0049
ARE YOU CONSIDERING MAKING A GIFT OF A PORTRAIT? One of the fun aspects of the portrait process is being in on the surprise! Jack can make a beautiful presentation card for you if you wish to introduce the portrait idea as a gift for a special occasion or at the holidays. That way, the subject of the painting or recipient has the fun in anticipating your gift and you can be sure it will conclude with exactly what they really want, - and it stretches out the gift! This is the best way to include everyone in on the great fun and gift of a portrait. The image above is a pastel and was a gift of the girl’s grandmother who saw to it that all of her grandchildren were painted by Jack Anglin. Not only was the portrait a valued gift, but the matriarch was in on all the events she created for her family with the sittings and even the suspense waiting on the finished products, from start to finish! In this case the child posed on her grandmother's sofa, --your portrait has the potential for those kind of special inclusions.
INFORMATION ABOUT PORTRAITS The following is provided as an aid in establishing some kind of starting point in the commissioning of a portrait. There are many details and a number of important aspects that determine the work to be created. There is NO Fee for consultation!   Speak with the artist and arrange a meeting without any strings attached, and permit yourself to explore the portrait possibilities without making any commitment. Clients sometimes express an initial uncertainty about whether to proceed with a pastel portrait or should it be an oil painting. Other times people have struggled to decide on single portraits or a group portrait. It has proved to be wise to wait until our first sitting and photography session and after seeing the artist's preliminary sketches and options to decide these matters. Jack always does his best to take into account the many factors and to come up with several ideas that fit into the client's existing  or planned schema and also goes along with his artistic expectations. He will explain everything. As an artist, Jack understands that clients want their portraits to be perfect, and while this might give other painters pause, it truly serves to energize him. Jack desires client input and wants to make his paintings as perfect as is humanly possible! He wants to engage his subjects so that the painting is in large part a product of their aspirations and vision as well. This kind of sharing of insight and collaboration is his style for working with portrait commissions, and it has served both artist and patrons quite well for many, many years. For those people not quite sure about the type of portrait or whether the timing is the best (for children can grow out of a "look" quickly), Jack is happy to consult and make sketches, take video and photographs without any obligation or fee to the client, and to wait for a better moment or to revisit a session sometime in the future. It might be better to have that camera  exposure and wait on it for a while, than to miss the right moment. Sitting for your portrait! Most artists enjoy working from life instead of photos, and Jack requires at least a few brief sittings if possible. Clients who will sit for a few hours at a time, perhaps for many sessions if they prefer, have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing their work as it appears in progress. Working from life adds to the quality of the painting as the artist comes to know the subject more clearly, in a visual and objective way, and as a person better understood through conversation and mannerisms. Most people find sitting for the portrait to be an interesting and a unique experience. Whether completely working from live sittings or a combination with the artist's own photography, the artist will strive to make sitting for the portrait a memorable, enjoyable, and easy experience for every subject, young and old.
SIZE Some portraits demand a large scale, while others are better served in a smaller format. How this is determined has to do with what the artist feels lead to suggest, where the portrait is intended to hang, how many subjects are included, what kind of background environment is desired, and of course, the price, among other things.  The oil painting above is 5 by 7 feet and hangs on a spectacular large stairway. The subjects sat only twice for the artist. FRAMING Framing is not included but Jack is always willing to help with framing arrangements, to offer recommendations if desired, or simply handle all the patron's framing needs. Sometimes when starting the portrait a  patron has in mind the particular place the painting will hang and that actually helps determine the type of frame and maybe the styles of the portrait. The artist is often willing to assist in the hanging and installation of the work, too, if practical. His work isn’t complete until the portrait is hanging where it belongs!
PORTRAIT FEES / 2020 Click HERE for a PDF of this information OIL PORTRAITS Made on stretched canvas, linen, or a variety of panels (depending on the desired effect and size). Quality materials are used with traditional methods, ensuring long lasting and stable works of art. Oil Painting / Bust (Head & Shoulders) This represents a detailed, life-size image that usually measures around 16X20 inches (with limited background and clothing details) and can be finished from just one or several sittings. $1000 - $2000 Oil Painting / The Seated Pose The seated or upper body pose includes all the important details in every element. The painting sizes start at around 18X24 and can reach approximately 36X40. Made from all live sittings, or from photo sessions at your convenience or at the artist's studio. $2000 - $4000 Oil Painting / Full Figure Paintings Life-size and traditionally grand in scale, detailed and accurate, this kind of portrait painting will command attention in any setting and be wonderful to view, either at a close range or at a distance. $3000 - $10,000+ PASTEL PORTRAITS Jack uses a variety of the finest artists pigments on 100% cotton (acid free) papers or specially prepared panels. Pastels need to be matted and framed under glass as they always require protection. One of the advantages of pastels is their 'flat' appearance--not shiny, and displayed with non- reflective UV filtering glass they will always look great. Pastels are pure, quality pigments and Jack includes no chemical additives or lacquer sprays, so they will remain unchanged. Pastels of the Impressionists found in museums are still bright and beautiful after more than a century. Pastel / Bust (Head & Shoulders) This represents a detailed, life-size image that usually measures around 16X20 inches (with limited background and clothing details) and can be finished from several sittings. $600 - $1000 Pastel / The Seated Pose A life-size, popular view, the seated pose includes important details in every element. A painting of this size generally has an image area of 18X24 or slightly larger –and is made from several sittings. $1200 - $2000 Pastel / Full Figure Not life-size images (except for a small child), such a large choice is often better suited for an oil painting where larger size panels are more readily possible (and no glass is required with oils). Certainly there are ideas and subjects that can possibly be better handled with pastels. It all depends on many things! $2000 - $4000 PAYMENT and DEPOSIT Payments are accepted in any form convenient for my patrons. A deposit of one half the price is made after the details are agreed upon, with the balance due at completion. These prices/fees are for one person or one figure. Adding a second or third person and a pet, or pets, is of course possible at fractional prices. Framing is additional. Prices do not include additional sales tax and any other applicable local taxes. Click HERE for a PDF of this information
above is a new 2019 pastel portrait the image size roughly 15 by 22 inches on cotton paper
above is an oil portrait approximately 50 by 60 inches, circa 1996 “The young woman posed for me on brick steps and I created the beach scene. When she went off to college, her mother told me she’d sit in front of this painting, sipping a glass of wine, and get tearful.” -Jack
FINE PORTRAIT COMMISSION DETAILS & FEES Every year Jack Anglin takes on a limited number of fine portrait commissions.What follows should answer most questions about having a portrait made. Click HERE for a PDF of this information How to Get Started? As soon as we talk we can start to imagine the painting together and plan for a face to face meeting or the first sitting. A complete vision of the artwork isn't possible until the artist meets the subject and perhaps sees where the painting might hang. Let’s talk in person or on the phone and we can discuss any questions you might have. Most things are covered below. Jack enjoys collaborating with his patrons and loves creating a work of art that will reflect the ideas and aspirations of the clients. Before he begins painting, the wish is for Jack's patrons to have a very clear idea of how the finished work will most likely appear. There are a variety of factors that influence the pricing of a portrait, from travel requirements, design and compositional requirements, to the framing, delivery and hanging arrangements. The prices listed are meant merely as starting points and require the consideration of many variables. Before actually beginning the portrait, all of the artist's fees will be made clear as both artist and client contract with one another to ensure the success of the project. Deposits and a probable delivery date or a firm deadline are defined as well. Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed! The artist will do all in his power to see that you are very pleased with your commission. It is Jack's desire for the portrait to have a permanent place in your home and in your heart! Jack considers this to be a great honor and a very special gift from clients to be invited to make such a personal and powerful work of art. The satisfaction he hopes for will last your lifetime and extend into many future generations Write to: Jack@NewBernFineArt.com   Call: 252 349-0049
ARE YOU CONSIDERING MAKING A GIFT OF A PORTRAIT? One of the fun aspects of the portrait process is being in on the surprise! Jack can make a beautiful presentation card for you if you wish to introduce the portrait idea as a gift for a special occasion or at the holidays. That way, the subject of the painting or recipient has the fun in anticipating your gift and you can be sure it will conclude with exactly what they really want, -and it stretches out the gift! This is the best way to include everyone in on the great fun and gift of a portrait. The image above is a pastel and was a gift of the girl’s grandmother who saw to it that all of her grandchildren were painted by Jack Anglin. Not only was the portrait a valued gift, but the matriarch was in on all the events she created for her family with the sittings and even the suspense waiting on the finished products, from start to finish! In this case the child posed on her grandmother's sofa, --your portrait has the potential for those kind of special inclusions.
INFORMATION ABOUT PORTRAITS The following is provided as an aid in establishing some kind of starting point in the commissioning of a portrait. There are many details and a number of important aspects that determine the work to be created. There is NO Fee for consultation!   Speak with the artist and arrange a meeting without any strings attached, and permit yourself to explore the portrait possibilities without making any commitment. Clients sometimes express an initial uncertainty about whether to proceed with a pastel portrait or should it be an oil painting. Other times people have struggled to decide on single portraits or a group portrait. It has proved to be wise to wait until our first sitting and photography session and after seeing the artist's preliminary sketches and options to decide these matters. Jack always does his best to take into account the many factors and to come up with several ideas that fit into the client's existing  or planned schema and also goes along with his artistic expectations. He will explain everything. As an artist, Jack understands that clients want their portraits to be perfect, and while this might give other painters pause, it truly serves to energize him. Jack desires client input and wants to make his paintings as perfect as is humanly possible! He wants to engage his subjects so that the painting is in large part a product of their aspirations and vision as well. This kind of sharing of insight and collaboration is his style for working with portrait commissions, and it has served both artist and patrons quite well for many, many years. For those people not quite sure about the type of portrait or whether the timing is the best (for children can grow out of a "look" quickly), Jack is happy to consult and make sketches, take video and photographs without any obligation or fee to the client, and to wait for a better moment or to revisit a session sometime in the future. It might be better to have that camera  exposure and wait on it for a while, than to miss the right moment. Sitting for your portrait! Most artists enjoy working from life instead of photos, and Jack requires at least a few brief sittings if possible. Clients who will sit for a few hours at a time, perhaps for many sessions if they prefer, have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing their work as it appears in progress. Working from life adds to the quality of the painting as the artist comes to know the subject more clearly, in a visual and objective way, and as a person better understood through conversation and mannerisms. Most people find sitting for the portrait to be an interesting and a unique experience. Whether completely working from live sittings or a combination with the artist's own photography, the artist will strive to make sitting for the portrait a memorable, enjoyable, and easy experience for every subject, young and old.
SIZE Some portraits demand a large scale, while others are better served in a smaller format. How this is determined has to do with what the artist feels lead to suggest, where the portrait is intended to hang, how many subjects are included, what kind of background environment is desired, and of course, the price, among other things.  The oil painting above is 5 by 7 feet and hangs on a spectacular large stairway. The subjects sat only twice for the artist. FRAMING Framing is not included but Jack is always willing to help with framing arrangements, to offer recommendations if desired, or simply handle all the patron's framing needs. Sometimes when starting the portrait a  patron has in mind the particular place the painting will hang and that actually helps determine the type of frame and maybe the styles of the portrait. The artist is often willing to assist in the hanging and installation of the work, too, if practical. His work isn’t complete until the portrait is hanging where it belongs!
PORTRAIT FEES / 2020 Click HERE for a PDF of this information OIL PORTRAITS Made on stretched canvas, linen, or a variety of panels (depending on the desired effect and size). Quality materials are used with traditional methods, ensuring long lasting and stable works of art. Oil Painting / Bust (Head & Shoulders) This represents a detailed, life-size image that usually measures around 16X20 inches (with limited background and clothing details) and can be finished from just one or several sittings. $1000 - $2000 Oil Painting / The Seated Pose The seated or upper body pose includes all the important details in every element. The painting sizes start at around 18X24 and can reach approximately 36X40. Made from all live sittings, or from photo sessions at your convenience or at the artist's studio. $2000 - $4000 Oil Painting / Full Figure Paintings Life-size and traditionally grand in scale, detailed and accurate, this kind of portrait painting will command attention in any setting and be wonderful to view, either at a close range or at a distance. $3000 - $10,000+ PASTEL PORTRAITS Jack uses a variety of the finest artists pigments on 100% cotton (acid free) papers or specially prepared panels. Pastels need to be matted and framed under glass as they always require protection. One of the advantages of pastels is their 'flat' appearance--not shiny, and displayed with non- reflective UV filtering glass they will always look great. Pastels are pure, quality pigments and Jack includes no chemical additives or lacquer sprays, so they will remain unchanged. Pastels of the Impressionists found in museums are still bright and beautiful after more than a century. Pastel / Bust (Head & Shoulders) This represents a detailed, life-size image that usually measures around 16X20 inches (with limited background and clothing details) and can be finished from several sittings. $600 - $1000 Pastel / The Seated Pose A life-size, popular view, the seated pose includes important details in every element. A painting of this size generally has an image area of 18X24 or slightly larger –and is made from several sittings. $1200 - $2000 Pastel / Full Figure Not life-size images (except for a small child), such a large choice is often better suited for an oil painting where larger size panels are more readily possible (and no glass is required with oils). Certainly there are ideas and subjects that can possibly be better handled with pastels. It all depends on many things! $2000 - $4000 PAYMENT and DEPOSIT Payments are accepted in any form convenient for my patrons. A deposit of one half the price is made after the details are agreed upon, with the balance due at completion. These prices/fees are for one person or one figure. Adding a second or third person and a pet, or pets, is of course possible at fractional prices. Framing is additional. Prices do not include additional sales tax and any other applicable local taxes Click HERE for a PDF of this information
252 349-0049 write to: Jack@NewBernFineArt.com
Copyright © 2020, John H. Anglin, All Rights Reserved.All images herein are the protected intellectual property of John H. Anglin.For licensing information contact Jack Anglin at the number or the email address above.
above is an oil portrait approximately 50 by 60 inches, circa 1996 “The young woman posed for me on brick steps and I created the beach scene. When she went off to college, her mother told me she’d often sit in front of this painting, sipping a glass of wine, and get tearful.”
above is a new 2019 pastel portrait the image size roughly 15 by 22 inches on cotton paper