House Portraits – how to commission a portrait

For those clients who are outside a 25 mile radius where a personal visit might be more difficult and will be subject to mileage costs please read the comments below on how to photograph your home and submit them to me for a quotation. Further information is also available here.

  1. Decide if you want the front or back of your home.
  2. Take photos slightly from the side rather than straight on.
  3. From your preferred view, take close ups of details including your front door, windows and other detailed features such as statues or unusual chimneys etc. This is essential in order to achieve an accurate representation of your home.
  4. Submit your digital photographs via email to brendabarratt@email.com or post a set of prints to me – which I actually prefer!

On receipt of your photographs, I will then assess them for suitability and contact you. If you wish to proceed you will need to pay a £50 non returnable deposit. This may be paid by cheque (payable to Brenda Barratt please), bank transfer or via my PayPal account.

I will then commence work on your painting and when completed will contact you to arrange the final payment. A painting usually takes me about four weeks.

You can send the final payment to me by cheque (payable to Brenda Barratt please), bank transfer or via my PayPal account. On receipt of payment I will despatch your painting for delivery within five working days.

Frames and Mount OptionsClick here to select the optional mounts and frames for your house portrait.

Sizes – The size of the watercolour painting is 13½” x 10½”
The overall size of the mount is 20” x 16”
The overall size of your portrait – including the frame and mount – is 21” by 17”.

Costs – The cost of a house portrait is from £275 to £375 depending on how much work is involved. An exact price will be given once the property/photo has been assessed.  The price includes a high specification V grooved double-mount, a wood and gilt glazed frame, special packaging and insured UK delivery. For destinations outside the UK, please contact Brenda.

Vignettes – The costs of any additional vignettes on paintings (as featured in the image above) is £25 per vignette. Please contact Brenda to arrange these.

Collection – If you wish, you may, by prior arrangement, collect your portrait from my studio. In this case the price of the portrait is reduced by £25.

Notelets and Christmas Cards – you can have notelets and Christmas Cards printed featuring your original portrait in miniature.

Please contact Brenda for details.

 

Samples of Completed Portraits – click to see enlarged view