This 11" x 14" portrait was picked up by the clients on Monday. As this pencil portrait is going to be given as a gift, they have asked that I not show it in its entirety until after they present it to the recipient. So I thought I would show you snippets instead.
Right now is a good time to think about giving an original piece of art as a gift - perhaps for a Christmas present! Most artists have a time in the year that is less busy - and summer seems to be one of those times. That means if the artist has your commission, they can give your piece more attention than when they are in the crunch like just before Christmas! And most artists are willing to give you a good price - you might be surprised that your original piece competes quite well with the print you were thinking about buying. :-)