Fees & Procedures

The process of creating an official portrait painting or a children’s portrait in oils begins with a discussion between the client and the artist, to determine the size, composition and price of the oil portrait to be created. Questions of clothing, background and the location in which the painted portrait will ultimately be displayed are considered. A 40% deposit is required upon contract signing.

The client then sends a high resolution photo of the subject for the artist to examine for feasibility of use. If the client wishes, they can visit Ms. Lings photo studio in North Georgia to have a custom photo portrait made by Al McCleod, President of the “Atlanta Photographic Society”. The artist will then show the client selected photos to be considered as reference for the oil painting.

Ms. Ling can travel to the client’s office, home or other location of the client’s choosing for a photo shoot if desired. Additional fees required. *

An estimated completion date for the portrait is then established. The artist commonly has a waiting list of approximately one month, though sometimes schedule changes can be made if the delivery of a portrait painting is requested for an upcoming special occasion.

The portrait will then be created in the artist’s studio, using the finest museum quality oils on linen canvas. The remaining 60% of the cost of the portrait is due upon satisfactory delivery of the completed painting.

The artist will handle framing upon request.

Please contact the artist at 706-254-4934 to begin the process of commissioning a museum quality portrait in oils.

The following fees are for life size, single figure oil portraits. Prices may vary due to the intricacies in each painting.

Head and Shoulders $3,500
Half Length 5,000
Three Quarter 8,000
Full Length 11,000
Grand Manner
(Life size, full length figure with detailed background.)

• A 25% discount will apply to each additional figure within the same painting.

• Sizes range from approximately 20 x 16 to 40 x 30 except Grand Manner portraits which will be determined on an individual basis.

• * Framing, travel, and lodging are not included with the exception of lodging whenever the client opts to stay in the artist’s studio guest suite.