Charles Tersolo   Fine Art Oil Paintings

Commissioning a Painting

There are several popular types of custom paintings outlined in more detail in the sections which follow.

Information on painting styles, scheduling and pricing options appears below.

Once we agree on the style, composition and price, the deposit is made and work can begin. A minimum of seven layer update shots are shared by email or text, patron input is encouraged. It's also possible to view painting live via webcam.

Animal Companions

Natural lighting, lively expression and full-body are important considerations if you are providing your own photo.

Family Portraits

Once we agree on location and background, a photo session is scheduled. Looking to create timeless appeal, access to wardrobe is important. Hundreds of photos can be taken in a few hours, with varying poses, and two or three wardrobe changes.

Recreation and Custom-Finish

Recreations are new versions of existing compositions, including those by other artists. Custom finish works are artist-started paintings completed to patron preference. As the drawing aspect of the composition is established, further development of color relationships, tonal variation and lighting are possible. Using slideshows of hundreds of color and contrast composition versions, different effects of light and detail are discovered.

Homes and Unique Locations

The patron may provide multiple sunny photos of seasons and daytimes, or contact Charles immediately with the location so he can determine the best time to do a photo shoot. The photos are composed and cropped to provide options to choose from.

Synthetic Impressionism

These works require extra time for preparatory drawing and more interaction between artist and patron.

Painting Styles

Color Realist Seven-Layer Style

Affordable "a la Prima" Style


Pricing Options

updated: 5/9/2018