For all those who expressed interest, I am now open for commissions. Here are my special deviantArt rates:
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I charge the same for colored pencil work as I do for markers. In regards to paintings, the rates quoted here are the base rate. Depending on the complexity of the character and/or the background, I might have to charge more.
If the commission is under $40, then I need to be paid in one installment after the final sketch is approved. However, if it is over $40, then half of the cost of the commission needs to be paid after the sketch approval-- the rest of it can be paid after the artwork is completed, and before the artwork is shipped to the client.
Please contact me privately in regards to larger paintings in order to negotiate pricing. If these prices are out of your range but you still are interested in owning a piece of my work, we can negotiate a payment plan or some other kind of arrangement.
I do accept Paypal. I prefer to be paid with the 'gift' option, since otherwise Paypal deducts fees from my end of the payment.
If you have any other questions, please leave a comment, or send me a note. Thanks!
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Could you tell me more about what you'd like?
This matter of telltale background images has some resonance for me. Archbishop Thomas Cranmer's portrait by Gerlach Flicke has him reading St. Paul's Epistles, an intrinsic and very political statement of his personal faith. (We know how Mary felt about that....). The thing about this portrait that always caught my eye, however - good Lord! - is what the heck is a blatantly naked lady doing there, carved into the paneling over his right shoulder!?!?
Cranmer's biographers differ on this subject, but I agree with Ashley Null that it's most likely a reference to his secret wife, Margaret. Apparently the nude figure is an ornament taken from a well known print of the time, depicting the creation and presentation of Eve to Adam, entitled "It is not good for man to be alone.". Flicke's painting was done at about the time the Archbishop had to send his wife back to Germany, in accordance with the act of the Six Articles. He missed her terribly.
All of this is a (convoluted) way of saying I have always longed for a portrait of Thomas and Margaret Cranmer together, as they weren't able to be (publically) for much of their married lives. You may not be taking comissions any more, but I do think that you would do the most true and wonderful interpretation of the subject. Would you be at all interested? Waiting list??? Can a girl hope???
I send you my best wishes, and my thanks for the greatly enjoyable time I have spent with your art.
So-- are you interested in a large painted portrait of Thomas and Margaret Cranmer, in the style of my Mary Bloody Mary/Falling from Grace pieces? That sounds very cool!
Two things: what will be your price (beyond rubies) for such a work? Also, what do YOU see, in your mind's eye, upon considering the notion of 'A Portrait of Thomas and Margaret Cranmer'?
Best wishes, Robin
I actually don't know that much about the Cranmers-- all I know about them comes from "The Tudors" TV show sadly enough. Why don't you email me about your story? Then I'll have a better idea of what you want. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org... I look forward to hearing all about them!