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The Artwork of Joseph Q. Daily

Portrait Commissions

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Procedure

Most of my commissioned portraits are near to life-sized, full color oil paintings on linen canvas. If you happen to live near Binghamton, NY, I would prefer to paint your portrait from life in a series of three-hour sittings … but a long-distance commission will involve two visits to your location. I am happy to stay at your home, a hotel, or in any other convenient accommodation.

1. First Visit: The first step is to discuss possibilities for portrait size, setting, clothing, and composition. Once a general conception for the painting has been established, I conduct a digital photography session — usually in the subject’s home or office. Then we review the photographs together on my laptop to ensure that the images are turning out well. After the photo session, I paint a small sketch of the subject’s head from life, to serve as a memory aid when I am back in my studio. This sitting takes about three hours.

2. Studio Work: At home, I continue to fine-tune the reference photographs on my computer, usually combining elements from different photographs into one working image. I then email you a proposed photographic mockup for the portrait. Upon your approval of the reference material, a 50% deposit is due, and I begin working on the full-size canvas.

3. Second Visit: After working on the painting in my studio, I ship the almost-completed portrait to you. I then travel for a final life sitting of about three hours to put finishing touches on the painting. During this session my aim is to enhance the portrait’s expression and carry out any reasonable alterations which you may request. Upon your approval of the finished portrait, the remaining balance is due. Depending on my workload at the time of your commission, you can expect to receive the finished painting about 6 months after the initial photo session.

To commission a portrait, email me at info@jqdaily.com

Pricing

  • Head & Shoulders $7500
  • 1/2 Figure $11500
  • 3/4 Figure $16000
  • Full Figure $20000
  • Additional Figures + 66%
  • With Animals + $2000
  • All prices are in U.S. Dollars (USD).
  • Pricing for children’s portraits are flexible, depending on the age (and size) of the child.
  • All shipping, framing, travel, and lodging fees are in addition to the prices listed above.
  • UK clients will owe %5 VAT per portrait.

Examples

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Sepia Oil Portraits

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I also offer “sepia” portraits in a head & shoulders size (ranging from 16×20″ to 19×24″, depending on the client’s preference). A sepia portrait is an oil painting on linen canvas. Only raw umber paint is used, in varying degrees of thickness, letting the white of the original canvas show through in the light areas (similar to watercolors or charcoal, but with the luminosity of oil paint).

I can create a sepia portrait from life or from photographs — either in your home or in my Vestal, NY studio. A $500 discount is given if the sitting takes place in my studio.

Life Sittings: When working from life, I aim to complete the portrait in one session of approximately 6 hours. The sitter generally takes 5 minute breaks every 20 minutes or so (or as often as needed), with a longer break for lunch somewhere along the way. At the end of the day, the portrait will be yours to keep

Photography: When working from photographs, I first conduct a photo session of around 1-2 hours, then review the images together with you. Upon your approval of the reference photos, a 50% deposit is due. I will complete the portrait in my studio within three months and then email a digital photograph of the painting for your approval. The finished portrait will then be shipped to you, at which time the remaining balance is due.

It is important that my portraits be based on my own personal experience with the subject. Therefore the client’s own photographs will not be considered for use.

To commission a portrait, email me at info@jqdaily.com

Pricing

  • Sepia Head & Shoulders $3000
  • All prices are in U.S. Dollars (USD).
  • All shipping, framing, travel, and lodging fees are in addition to the prices listed above.
  • A $500 discount is given if the sitting takes place in the artist’s Vestal, NY studio.
  • UK clients will owe %5 VAT per portrait.

Examples

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Landscape Commissions

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Procedure

If you have a special scene around your home or land, I would be happy to capture it in paint. The basic process is as follows:

1. Conceptual Photos: I begin by taking a number of digital photographs to give you an idea of the composition of the painting.

2. Location Painting: Sepia paintings and smaller color paintings can be completed in a couple of days at your location. For larger paintings, I will continue to take photographs and paint a series of small sketches to use a reference for the finished painting.

3. Studio Work: Larger paintings are completed back in my NY studio. When the painting is complete, I will email you a digital photograph of the painting for approval.

To commission a landscape painting, email me at info@jqdaily.com

Examples

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Pricing

  • Landscape commissions begin at $1000 USD and increase with the size and complexity of the painting. Email me for more information.
  • All shipping, framing, travel, and lodging fees are the responsibility of the client.

Arcadian Spaces

If you would like an outdoor structure custom built for your property, I can do that too! Arcadianspaces.com showcases some of my collaborative work in artistic construction.

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