Liesel Wessels Art

Are you looking for a portrait commission of a loved one or even yourself?   See below right a step-by-step guide on how you can order your own special commission today.

Why you should consider making a custom-made Portrait Painting or Drawing?
  • A portrait artwork is something unique, timeless and special.  A Photograph can never compare
  • It is a beautiful and creative way to immortalize loved ones and capture their spirit forever
  • It is an heirloom your family will treasure for generations to come
  • Stunning Idea for a very special Birthday, Christmas or Wedding Gift. Especially if the person loves art

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How long will it take?

Timing depends on prior commitments and amount of detail in photograph.

Portrait Drawings:
A4, roughly 1 – 2 weeks
A3 – A2, roughly 2 – 3 weeks

Portrait Paintings:
Independent of size, minimum 2 to 3months.
Timing is affected by the amount of time it takes for the oil to dry.  Painting must be completely dry before I can add a coat of Matt or Gloss Varnish. 


 
What are suitable photographs to work from?

The quality of the portrait artwork depends highly on the quality of the reference material. So choosing the correct photograph is extremely important.  Here is a list of things you should consider.

  • High-Quality Resolution photographs at least 3 – 5MB in size.  If you had photos taken professionally always email me the original photograph
  • Good quality lighting. The play between light and dark makes an interesting portrait
  • No flash as it tends to flatten the features
  • 3-Quarter face is preferable as it shows a more dynamic 3D view
How do you commission a portrait?
  1. Make Contact
    You can call, email, WhatsApp, Skype, or set up a physical meeting to discuss the project
  2. Discuss Project
    We will discuss the subject, composition, price, delivery … and any special requests
  3. Finalize Details
    I will put all final details in writing and we will sign a Commission Contract
  4. Deposit
    50% deposit will be payable before work begins.
  5. Work in Progress
    Work in progress will be emailed/WhatsApp to ensure correct composition, colour, etc.
  6. Final Approval
    A photo of the finished portrait will be emailed for approval before delivery.
  7. Final Payment & Delivery
    Final Payment of the balance owing before delivery of the commission as per agreement.

Pencil Portrait Commission Pricelist

All pricing excludes frame, courier & insurance.   Offer free delivery for all customers in Bloemfontein
Includes: A4 Certificate of Authenticity

A4 Pencil Portrait
Size: 21 x 29.7cm

Single or Couple Portrait
R800 – Max 2 Faces

Family Portrait
R1500 – Max 6 Faces

Additional Person – Add R400 per person

A3 Pencil Portrait
Size: 29.7 x 42cm

Single or Couple Portrait
R1500 – Max 2 Faces

Family Portrait
R2800 – Max 6 Faces

Additional Person – Add R750 per person

A2 Pencil Portrait
Size: 42 x 59.4cm

Single or Couple Portrait
R2600 – Max 2 Faces

Family Portrait
R5000 – Max 6 Faces

Additional Person – Add R1200 per person

Soft Pastels Portrait Commission Pricelist

All pricing excludes frame, courier & insurance.   Offer free delivery for all customers in Bloemfontein
Includes: A4 Certificate of Authenticity

A4 Pastels Portrait
Size: 21 x 29.7cm

Single or Couple Portrait
R1200 – Max 2 Faces

Family Portrait
R2200 – Max 6 Faces

Excludes: Frame, Courier & Insurance
Includes: A4 Certificate of Authenticity
Additional Person – Add R600 per person

A3 Pastels Portrait
Size: 29.7 x 42cm

Single or Couple Portrait
R2000 – Max 2 Faces

Family Portrait
R3800 – Max 6 Faces

Excludes: Frame, Courier & Insurance
Includes: A4 Certificate of Authenticity
Additional Person – Add 50% per person

A2 Pastels Portrait
Size: 42 x 59.4cm

Single or Couple Portrait
R3600 – Max 2 Faces

Family Portrait
R7000 – Max 6 Faces

Excludes: Frame, Courier & Insurance
Includes: A4 Certificate of Authenticity
Additional Person – Add 50% per person

Portrait Painting Commission Pricelist

All pricing excludes frame, courier & insurance.   Offer free delivery for all customers in Bloemfontein
Includes: A4 Certificate of Authenticity

A4 Painting Portrait
Size: 21 x 29.7cm

Single or Couple Portrait
R2400 – Max 2 Faces

Family Portrait
R4600 – Max 6 Faces

Additional Person – Add R1200 per person

A3 Painting Portrait
Size: 29.7 x 42cm

Single or Couple Portrait
R4000 – Max 2 Faces

Family Portrait
R7600 – Max 6 Faces

Additional Person – Add R2000 per person

A2 Painting Portrait
Size: 42 x 59.4cm

Single or Couple Portrait
R7500 – Max 2 Faces

Family Portrait
R13000 – Max 6 Faces

Additional Person – Add R3750 per person

Additional Notes:
  • Copyright

Please ensure you own the copyright of reference photographs supplied. I retain the copyright of all my artwork and have the right to use it in the future whether to promote my work (digitally or in print) or in printed reproductions for resale purposes. My artwork may not be reproduced without my permission.

  • Quality Guarantee

I will do my utmost best to ensure that your vision of a beautiful portrait is fulfilled.

  • Pricing Exclusion

All Pricing excludes framing, insurance, shipping and delivery costs.   I offer free delivery for all customers in Bloemfontein