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Russ would be delighted to speak to you about commissioning a portrait of your yacht or favorite crew. Here is some basic information on commissions.


Russ prefers to work in oils on canvas, but is fluent in watercolor as well. He can render your boat in any setting and weather condition you would like, perhaps commemorating a memorable day at sea, or a favorite cruise or harborage. A skilled portraitist as well, Russ can offer a unique vision of your favorite yachtsman at the helm, sure to be a treasured gift or tribute.


Essentially, fees are based on the finished image size, calculated a $40/ for oils. Minimum size is 8” x 10” (80 sq. in./$3,200) up to 30” x 40” (1,200 sq. in./$48,000) or even larger if you have the desire and the wall space.

Typical sizes for oil on linen:
8” x 10”…………..$3,200.
11” x 14”……..,,..$6,000.
12” x 18”…………$8,600.
16” x 24”……….$15,000.
20” x 30”……….$24,000.
24” x 36”……….$34,500.


A 10% deposit will allow scheduling of your commission on Russ’ calendar. Upon commencement, Russ will begin research / referencing / reviewing photography and produce a detailed color sketch for approval, at which time 40% of the remaining fee is due. The final balance is due when the finished painting is delivered. Unusual expenses incurred in satisfying your vision, such as necessary travel or professional photography, are not included, and would be determined and agreed upon in advance. Framing can be arranged to your specifications as well, and is not included in the price.

Thank you.

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