"In his portraits, Eells captures the essence of those he paints. His paintings are about empathy, aesthetics and connections. He uses bold and aggressive strokes that are tempered with a careful adherence to traditional drawing principles."

Duane Eells accepts portrait oil painting commissions of individuals.

Since a portrait painting is a collaboration between patron and artist, the first step is to establish a dialogue and determine the scope of the painting. As part of the commission process, the artist will set up an initial sitting that can take place at Duane's studio or the client's home. This is a photographic session and will last between one and two hours. The artist will work from the reference photos.

A preliminary drawing will be presented to the client before proceeding to the final portrait. This sketch will give the client a good idea of the intended pose and composition. The final portrait will take between one to three months to complete.


Commission prices are based upon the size of the painting and number of subjects.

A payment of 40% of the commission price is required at the time of the sitting. This payment is non-refundable in order to compensate for the artist's time and progression of the portrait. The balance is due when the completed portrait meets your approval.

Client is responsible for all shipping costs, including packaging and insurance, along with applicable sales tax (CA residents). Any travel expenses incurred by artist to meet with client will be the responsibility of the client with advance approval.

Payments can be made by check or credit card.


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