How much does a painting cost?
I get asked a lot of times by people, about how much it is to commission a painting. This is because, the so called artists, they simply work the painting in Photoshop. They then print it on a canvas and apply oil colours with a brush on different parts of the print in order to give it the impression of a hand painted painting, finishing it with a coat of varnish. The majority of these fake paintings are made in China for under £50. In order to paint an oil painting, it requires certain skills and talent, not to mention the time needed to include the smallest detail. Us, artists, know the costs involved in making an oil painting, such as the costly oil colours, high quality canvas and the treatments for the canvas. Therefore, if you are charged below £100 for an oil painting, then there is, of course, a reason behind it.
Then people will ask: How much would it cost to commission an oil painting? Best portrait artists usually charge anything from £250 to £3000. In essence, it depends on how large the painting is, how many people you would want in the painting and it also matters how well known the artist that paints the painting is. For more information on how to take the perfect picture for the painting, visit the Prices tab
. For some people the budget is more important than the quality of the painting. For others it is important to have a famous portrait artist painting their oil painting and for some, for as long as the oil portrait looks fantastic, the budget does not matter or how well known the artist is.