Purchasing Work

To purchase a finished piece or inquire about commissions, please contact Katie Joy:

katie.joy.nellis@gmail.com

Artwork is mailed from Chester County PA. Shipping costs above $5 or more than 10% of the item's price may be calculated into the total price. Please allow 5-7 business days for shipping.

COMMISSIONS: Commission prices are primarily based on size, with variations based on cost of materials, cost of time, and shipping. I am able to give price estimates for proposed ideas. Inquiries welcome. A note on portraits: I prefer an in-person sketching session and photoshoot with the subject, when possible. When not possible, I request good quality photos. I may ask the subject a few questions to guide the tone and character of the portrait. 

DETAILS:

My favorite medium is oil paint on wood. Although I’m open to commissions using watercolor or acrylic paint, paper, panel, and canvas, I consistently do my best work in oil on wood. Oil paints are my specialty and provide the best longevity, richness of color, and lightfastness. Wood has a sense of solidity and “objectness”, and provides a smooth backdrop for brushstrokes. There are two basic options for the wood itself:

The first option is a simple board either 1/2" or 3/4" thick, which can be left unframed. The edges will be clean but not sharply finished (this is a modern-rustic look).  If desired, you can also frame it independently. I do offer a “floating frame” option, pictured below, in which the painting nests inside the frame with a small gap between painting edge and frame edge (with plywood backing behind). The frame is secured to the back of the painting with screws. Count on at least $200 for a floating frame, depending on size.

The other option is a cradled board or panel. This would be a thinner piece of wood, probably 1/4", stabilized by a frame on the back. Since the cradle frame is only attached to the back, it is invisible when faced head-on. The frame could be 1" to 1 ½” thick, so the painting would project out from the wall. The edges would have a clean, sharp look.  

Option 2 is helpful for large paintings (it's light) but it is more expensive (more work for my carpenter) and may be more difficult to frame later, if you decide you do want a visible frame bordering the image.

OPTION 1 (Simple, unframed board)

OPTION 2 (Cradle-framed board) (Showing backside)

OPTION 1 WITH "FLOATING FRAME" (Close-up, showing gap)

OPTION 1 WITH "FLOATING FRAME"

PRICING RUBRIC:

Sizes given are examples. Custom sizes available.

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Small

Board (unframed): (Cost is approx. $125 baseline, plus square inches)

9” x 12”: 1 figure $225, 2 figures $250 (each additional figure $25)

 

Med-Small

Board (unframed): (Cost is approx. $100 baseline, plus square inches)

12” x 18”: 1 figure $325, 2 figures $375 (each additional figure $50)

 

Medium

Board (unframed): (Cost is approx. square inches)

18” x 24”: 1 figure $425, 2 figures $475 (each additional figure $50)

 

Med-Large

Board (unframed): (Cost is approx. square inches)

22” x 28”: 1 figure $600, 2 figures $650 (each additional figure $50)

 

Large

Wood panel (cradle framed): (Cost is approx. square inches plus $25)

24” x 36”: 1 figure $875 (each additional figure $50)

28” x 35”: 1 figure $1000

32” x 36”: 1 figure $1175

32” x 44”: 1 figure $1425