Custom Corporate Portrait Commissions

Custom Corporate Portrait Commissions

Regular price $175.00

A custom oil painting by artist Shirley Bales is the perfect way to celebrate loved ones, pets, your home, and more by capturing them with luminous color and thick impressionist brush strokes. The whole process can be completed online. Your original oil painting will be created with the highest quality colors, on canvas, mounted on board. With my many years of experience and training to guide me, I guarantee an excellent likeness within a beautiful impressionist painting.

Shirley Bales, born in 1975, is a multi-generational impressionist oil painter. Shirley formally studied fine art under an accomplished forensic portrait artist and other notable illustrators from Art Center College of Design Pasadena in the 1990's. Shirley also attended workshops by acclaimed plein air painters, and exclusively painted outside for over 10 years to develop her acute color sensibility. Shirley attributes most of her technical knowledge to the Cennini Forum, comprised of forerunners of the Classical Realism Movement. Shirley has participated in multiple group and solo shows winning multiple awards and accolades over the years. Her work resides in hundreds of private collections nationwide.

 

the process

> Reach out to me above under "contact the artist" to discuss your vision for your own custom oil painting.  Do you have a unique request? I would love to hear it! If you have a treasured photo you would like painted, that’s okay too!

 

>When you decide to proceed, I will send you a “Contract” and “Model Release Form,” for your approval. Just sign and return the approved forms along with a 50% non-refundable deposit. I accept all major credit cards via PayPal. (The Final 50% payment is due upon completion of the portrait).

 

> Next schedule a photography session (if necessary) with the photographer of your choice or Chris Gosnell Photography. You can schedule an appointment with Chris at www.chrisgosnell.com under “Studio Headshots-Profile Photo Sessions.”

 

> After receiving your reference material, I will get to work.

 

the timeframe

Your original portrait can take about a month to paint, depending on the complexity. If you would like revisions, that’s okay too.  We will work together to make the entire process an enjoyable experience.

 

Size   &  Price

8” x 10”............................................. $ 175

9” x 12”............................................... $ 200

11” x 14”...............................................$ 250

12” x 16”.............................................. $ 275

16” x 20”.............................................. $ 325

18” x 24”...............................................$ 425

20” x 24”.............................................. $ 450

Sales tax of 8.25% will be added to final pricing.

(Pricing for larger, custom sizes, and multiple figures available on request)

testimonials

"Shirley's work is accessible, peaceful and on target. It is without pretense, boldy interpretive and technically perfect. Every home has a place on its wall for a Shirley Bales!" -Jon Khoury

 

Feedback from my collectors:

 

"Thank you for the beautiful painting!! Prompt, excellent shipping"

"Artwork was better than the picture - excellent-"

"Beautiful painting. Love the realistic color and feeling. Thanks!"

"Talented artist; beautiful work; quick reliable shipping; the best. Thanks."

"Exceptional impressionist, a talent of remarkable ability & true integrity."

"Fantastic painting. Best kept secret. Take note of this artist."

"Stunning original art. Excellent packaging. Fast shipping. Thanks!!"

"Extremely beautiful. An impressionist to watch! Very nice seller and stress-free transaction. Packaged with great care."