I prefer to have the actual shoes in order to compose the painting and achieve a higher level of detail and color matching. Any shoes mailed to me will be carefully handled and returned with the finished painting. If you send a picture instead, the finished painting will look like your photo - so pay careful attention to details when you are composing the shot and realize that I may ask you to retake the picture if it is out of focus, underexposed (too dark), or overexposed (too bright and washed out).
Step 1: E-mail me with "Custom Shoe Portrait" as the subjectProvide general details of the shoe portrait you want painted and let me know of any specialized requests (background color preference, multiple pairs on a single canvas, etc.) If you will be mailing me the shoes, I will send you my shipping address in my reply e-mail. If you are e-mailing a picture, attach it to this e-mail in jpeg format.
Step 2: Send me a non-refundable deposit (50%) with your shoes. I accept payment by PayPal, money orders, and personal checks - let me know which you prefer. When I receive your shoes and payment I will notify you by e-mail and begin painting your custom shoe portrait. Upon completion (about 2-4 weeks), I will e-mail you a picture of the finished portrait and you will have 10 days to pay the remaining 50%. When your final payment has cleared, I will ship your painting (and shoes) and contact you with package tracking information. When it arrives, please contact me with your reaction to the painting.
Note: If you decide for any reason not to pay the remaining 50% upon completion of the painting and you have mailed your shoes to me, I will return the shoes at my expense and the painting will be listed for sale.
Pricing (single pair)
8" x 8" canvas panel (unframed) $ 200
10"x 10" gallery wrapped canvas (no framing required) $ 340
12"x 12" gallery wrapped canvas (no framing required) $ 400
For a single portrait of multiple pairs or larger canvas dimensions, please send a pricing inquiry by e-mail.
Cost of shipping and handling within the United States is included in price. Texas residents pay an additional 7% sales tax. International customers, please contact me to determine price with shipping fee. As the artist, I retain all copyrights to the finished image for my portfolio and marketing promotions.