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Selected Commissions/Gifts
Audi
19"x25", pastel and charcoal on Strathmore toned charcoal paper, 2016.
Brock & Emit
18"x24", charcoal and pastel on drawing paper, 2019.
Lovebirds
48"x24", acrylic on canvas, 2018.
Rowdy
18"x24", charcoal and pastel on drawing paper, 2018.
Nancy
24"x24", acrylic on canvas, 2018.
Chili Dog
18"x24", pastel and charcoal on toned paper, 2019.
Turk & Dorian
18"x24", charcoal and pastel on drawing paper, 2019.
In This Together
14"x11", pastel and charcoal on toned drawing paper, 2019.
Ryder & Lucy
11"x14", charcoal on paper, 2020.
Scout
11"x14", charcoal and pastel on toned paper, 2020.
Carl & Ouidah
18"x24", charcoal and pastel on drawing paper, 2019.
Kayla
11"x14", charcoal and pastel on toned drawing paper, 2018.
Joseph & Burnsie
18"x24", charcoal on Strathmore drawing paper, 2016.
Rocky
11"x14", charcoal and pastel on toned Strathmore drawing paper, 2019.
Becky In-Action
18"x24", charcoal and pastel on Strathmore drawing paper, 2016.
Becks
11"x14", pastel and charcoal on paper, 2018.
Montego
11"x14", charcoal on drawing paper, 2018.
Shawna's Kitties
11"x14", charcoal, pastel, and acrylic on black Strathmore drawing paper, 2017.
Ella
11"x14", charcoal and pastel on Strathmore drawing paper, 2016.
Kayla
11"x14", charcoal and pastel on toned drawing paper, 2018.
Nina Posey
18"x24", charcoal and pastel on drawing paper, 2018.
Eli & Brandi
11"x14", charcoal and pastel on Strathmore drawing paper, 2017.
Anni
11"x14", pastel and charcoal on paper, 2017.
John & Snerfa
11"x14", charcoal and pastel on Strathmore drawing paper, 2017.
Roxy
11"x14", pastel and charcoal on paper, 2017.
Scooby
18"x24", charcoal and conte on Strathmore drawing paper, 2016.
Lucy
Leroy & Delilah
24"x18", charcoal and pastel on drawing paper, 2018.
Shannon
14"x11", pastel and charcoal on toned drawing paper, 2019.
Rosco
11"x14", charcoal on paper, 2019.
Tucker
11"x14", charcoal and pastel on Strathmore drawing paper, 2016.
Dottie
11"x14", charcoal and pastel on Strathmore drawing paper, 2016.
Mountaintop Kiss
11"x14", graphite on drawing paper, 2019.
Snickers
11"x14", charcoal and pastel on Strathmore drawing paper, 2018.
Harry & Leon
24"x18", charcoal and pastel on Strathmore drawing paper, 2016.
M&M & Francine
18"x24", charcoal and pastel on Strathmore drawing paper, 2016.
Persephone
11"x14", charcoal and pastel on Strathmore drawing paper, 2016.
Sultanahmet
86"x 36" canvas pentaptych with acrylic, 2018.
Wickett
14"x11", pastel & charcoal on paper, 2017.
Roscoe
11"x14", pastel and charcoal on paper, 2019.
Calvin & Hobbes #2
22"x30", India ink on Canson watercolor paper, 2014. (All rights go to Bill Watterson!)
Calvin & Hobbes #1
22"x30", India ink on Canson watercolor paper, 2013. (All rights go to Bill Watterson!)
Romantic Moment
18"x24", acrylic on canvas, 2015.
Wedding Portrait
22"x30", charcoal on Canson drawing paper, 2015.
Lucy
11"x14", charcoal, conte, and graphite on Strathmore drawing paper, 2015.
Elvis
11"x14", charcoal, conte, and graphite on Strathmore drawing paper, 2015.
Nino's Portrait for Book Cover
11"x14", charcoal and pastel on drawing paper, 2018.
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If you are interested in commissioning Karen for a personalized artwork, click here to submit your request!

 



 

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Payments

Karen requires a 50% down payment of your chosen price of the commission before she can begin on your commission. Once she has completed the piece, she requires the second payment before she ships it out. She accepts cash, check, Venmo, or paypal (in which case she will send you an invoice).

 




Size and Materials

Typical drawing paper sizes are 11"x14" and 18"x24". Karen works only with high quality, archival paper brands such as Canson, Arches, and Strathmore. If she is working with charcoal and/or pastel, she will spray the piece with a special fixative that will keep the medium on the page. All acrylic paintings are done on 1.5" high-quality thick gallery canvas.


 


Pricing and Mediums


Price is $50 per hour; more time spent on a piece results in more fine detail. Outside of shipping or requested meeting time to discuss/plan out commission ideas, there are no extra fees for traditional commissions. Karen most often uses charcoal and/or pastel for her commissions, but she also welcomes acrylic paintings. Although acrylic paintings will require more time to render than charcoal/pastel portraits, and therefore be more expensive.

She offers a range of prices dependent on how many figures, paper size, and time requested for commissioned drawings. Pricing for acrylic paintings, on the other hand, vary depending on requested canvas size and content; Karen will offer a price depending on your requests for the painting. 


The choices are up to you! Regardless, Karen is most joyous and honored to give you and/or your loved one(s) a creation that is  meaningful to you!
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Lucy

11"x14", charcoal, conte, and graphite on Strathmore drawing paper, 2015.