This is the time of the year when people are requesting portrait commissions for loved ones. Because of the amount of time that is devoted to each individual portrait, I often cannot have the painting done by a specific date. I tell each client that the person receiving the portrait will be living with it for a LONG time; we don't want to cut corners or rush the process.
I've come up with certificates that can be given to the recipient of the portrait. The certificate comes in an attractive envelope and includes examples of paintings, a customized quote, an explanation of the process, and a special message to the recipient. There are two versions: one for pets and one for people.
(click the image to view details of the certificate)