Paul Keysar artist

Paul Keysar accepts portrait painting and drawing commissions of individuals and groups in a variety of sizes and styles. Paintings are done in oil. Drawings are charcoal or graphite. Depending on size of the piece and timeframe for completion, artist normally charges a non-refundable deposit of 1/3 to 1/2 with the balance due on completion of the art work. Custom payment plans can be arranged.

COMMISSION A PORTRAIT PAINTING

Jacob in Winter, original portrait painting, figure in the landscape, by artist Paul Keysar   Study for Jacob at Age 3, portrait painting

To commission a portrait painting, please call me at 704-596-1286, or email me for more information.

Shown Above: "Sketch for Jacob at Age 3", oil painting (1st shown)
"Jacob in Winter" 14x18" oil on board (2nd shown)


The examples above show a head and torso portrait study done for a larger painting of the figure in the landscape.

Below is a child and pet portrait of twin brothers and dog with a landscape background.

Below: "The McGuire Boys", 20x16" oil
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The McGuire Boys - commissioned portrait painting of twin brothers and pet boxer dog on a dock on the South River, Annapolis, MD, by artist Paul Keysar

Below is a 3/4 portrait painting with a landscape background.

Below: "Winter Solstice", 24x20" oil on canvas
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Winter Solstice, post contemporary realism portrait painting by artist Paul Keysar




COMMISSION A PORTRAIT DRAWING

To commission a portrait drawing, please call me at 704-596-1286, or email me for more information.

commission a portrait drawing Shown at Left: "Carolyn in a Fur Hat", 22.5 x 17" charcoal and white chalk on paper

This is an example of a 3/4 portrait drawing commission with a landscape background.

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commission a portrait drawing Shown at Left: "Dr. Charles Dana Hershey Jr.", 24x18" charcoal and white chalk portrait drawing

This is an example of a detailed head and shoulders portrait commission.

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commission a portrait drawing Shown at Left: "Portrait of Jeremy Goodwyne", 16x12" charcoal drawing

This is an example of a head only portrait commission, which includes a quick realistic portrait on an abstract background with loose interpretation of the neck and shoulders.












COMMISSION A PET PORTRAIT

To commission a pet portrait drawing or painting, please call me at 704-596-1286, or email me for more information.

commission a dog portrait drawing Shown at Left: "Jax", 10x8" charcoal drawing

This is an example of a head and shoulders pet portrait commission, which includes a detailed portrait on a plain background. This portrait won honorable mention in the 2015 Members Only competition, commissioned portrait category, from the Portrait Society of America.

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commission a dog portrait drawing Shown at Left: "Charlie", 10x8" charcoal drawing

This is an example of a head and shoulders pet portrait commission, which includes a detailed portrait on a plain background.

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How can I commission you to create a custom drawing or painting?

If you would like to commission a portrait, landscape or still life painting or drawing, please call me at 704-596-1286, or email me, to discuss what you have in mind. The process of commissioning a painting or drawing is typically as follows:

  • - Artist and client will discuss the details of the painting—the subject, size, medium, colors, etc.
  • - Client will submit any necessary reference materials, such as photographs, along with a signed commission agreement detailing cost and estimated timeline, and a non-refundable deposit.
  • - For portrait commissions, artist will meet in person to discuss the pose, take reference photos, and arrange several times for sitting for the portrait (if possible). For portraits, the artist will work from a combination of live pose and reference photographs.
  • - Artist will draw a compositional sketch and email to client for review.
  • - Artist will proceed with commencing the painting or drawing.
  • - If client desires framing, artist will email client links to recommended frames for review. Payment for framing is due at time of frame order.
  • - Upon completion of painting, artist will arrange to meet client for approval of the completed work (if local) or email a photo of the finished piece.
  • - Upon approval and payment of balance due, painting will be hand-delivered or shipped to client once the painting is dry enough to send.
  • - If desired, artist will make arrangements with client for varnishing at the appropriate time. Varnishing should be done 6-12 months after the painting is completed to allow enough time for the paint to cure.


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

For more information, please see the how to purchase page.