Monday, November 08, 2010

Portrait Marathon Sign-ups are .......

Xan's Portrait Marathon. n.  An event during which an artist or artists produce portraits in a concentrated fashion over a set period of time.  Participants submit photos for reference, and agree to purchase the finished portrait at a set price.  Great fun for all!  Fabulous gifts!
Here are the details:

This marathon will be a series of 10 (with the possibility of more, if I'm up to it) acrylic paintings on 5" square canvasses, gallery wrapped around 11/2" deep sides for easy, frame-optional display.  Because of the size, these will all be head-shots, to allow for detail and expression.

If you submit a photo (instructions to follow!), you agree to buy the portrait for $70 + shipping.  Payment, by PayPal, to be complete before I can start work on your portrait.

I will go in the order photos are submitted, and that payment is completed.

  1. Choose ONE photo, clear and high-res, of any ONE pet (dog, cat, hamster, ferret ...), attach it to an email.  (tip: If you have a really big photo file, but it's of the entire pet, crop it down to just the head, down to the shoulders.)
  2. The email should have your name and your pet's name as the subject.  
  3. Send the email to with 
    • your name and your pet's name
    • any notes about your pet you want me to know, to help me choose a mood for the painting
subject: Humphrey Blackburn; Wabi
message: Hi, Xan!

Wabi is a little thing, mischievous and cuddly. Her favorite thing to do is eat dandelions.  Attached is her photograph.  Can you put some dandelions in the painting, maybe?


When I get close to finishing one, I'll send the next person an email with a paypal invoice.  When it's paid, I'll start work on that one, and so on!  If there's a delay in payment, I'll skip over to the next one.  If the delayed invoice is paid, I'll do that one next.

****Oops!  Well, like a doofus, I've been sending out the paypal link when I acknowledged each arriving photo!  *rolling eyes at self*  You can hold off paying them 'til I ping you, or go ahead and pay them right off.  Either way works.  Main thing is, I can't start painting 'til the payment goes through.

I know lots of you have more than one pet you'd like done.  I want to be fair, so I think we'll do this as one to a customer.  Heck, some of you have 10 pets!  That could take up the whole marathon right there!  LOL!

Sign-ups are now .....

Wait for it  ......


1 comment:

I can't wait to hear from you!

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