How to Place an Order

A large part my work is commissioned portrait paintings and drawings done from photos provided by the client.  I create these portraits using only the best quality materials. All materials are acid free and created on the finest papers available.  It is my goal to create an heirloom-quality work of art that will be enjoyed for generations to come. 

The portrait process begins by communicating with you in person, by e-mail or on the telephone to discuss ideas for the work. Please send your photos and a completed portrait order form, to me by E-mail at emilychristoff@aol.com, or by mail. I can only work from photos that are clear, but I am able to work from photos that may be damaged.  I can splice several photos together into one drawing  I can also recreate your antique black and white photos into full color portraits.

In keeping with standard portrait professional practices, I require a non-refundable  $40.00 deposit towards the total cost of the commission in order to begin the work. The balance is due when the completed portrait is accepted by you.  The deposit may be payed by using a check in the mail, cash in person, credit card by phone, or using the paypal button below.

Upon completion of your portrait, I will e-mail a copy of the painting for your approval.  At this time I encourage you to request corrections so that your portrait captures the very essence of your loved one. Once you have approved my work I will ship the portrait or you may pick it up  at my studio and  pay in person. Every reasonable effort will be made to create a portrait that satisfies the client completely.  

I require two weeks minimum to create a commissioned portrait. I often have a waiting list, so the waiting time may be longer. There will be an additional charge of $20.00  to rush an order in less than 2 weeks.  If you want the portrait as a Christmas gift, please order before Halloween or I can not promise that it will be completed in time.



The client's photo of her sweet dog Abby.
Abby's Color Pastel Painting
$40 Deposit
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Pricing

Size           Style 1                                               Style 2
                   B&W pencil drawing                       Color pastel painting   

 5 x 7"        $ 75    (One face per page only)       (Not available in this size)

 8 x 10"      $100                                                       $200

12 x 16      $150                                                       $300

16 x 20"     $200                                                       $400

These prices are for one animal/human, head only with a simple background.

Additional costs:
Hands/full body:(Humans only)                               $50.00
Detailed landscape or room back ground:               $50.00
Additional people or animals in the drawing:           $50.00 for each additional face.
Shipping and handling:                                            $30.00