Fine Art & Portraits
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
For colored pencils, the same prices apply for either people or pets, and depend on the size of the drawing, the number of subjects per drawing, and how much work is involved. If you have more subjects, email sizes and the number of subjects you wish in your portrait and I can give you a price.
A fixative spray is applied to help protect the artwork. A matte is supplied for protection only, but framing is not included.
A 50% deposit is required to start the portrait. Once begun, the deposit is non-refundable. Balance is due upon completion of work.
SINGLE SUBJECT - COLORED PENCIL
5" x 7" - $65 - black & white
5" x 7" - $80 - color
8" x 10" - $85 - black & white
8" x 10" - $100 - color
11" x 14" - $120 - black & white
11" x 14" - $140 - color
TWO SUBJECTS - COLORED PENCIL
5" x 7" - unavailable (single subject only in this size)
8" x 10" - $135 - black & white
8" x 10" - $160 - color
11" x 14" - $195 - black & white
11" x 14" - $225 - color
Contact me about prices for for more subjects. I also paint in oils and in acrylics on stones. I'll be happy to talk to you about which option you would like.
What are the payment options?
A 50% deposit is required to start the portrait. Once begun, the deposit is non-refundable. Balance is due upon completion of work. Please make checks payable to Melanie MacArthur. You can also pay via PayPal or you can email me to make arrangements for payment.
Does the finished art come framed?
Sorry, I don't offer framing. Everyone’s taste and decor is different, so each portrait would need different framing. I can't keep that many frames in stock. And, if being shipped, it adds to the cost because the package is bigger and heavier. But I will try to answer any questions you have about framing, and offer suggestions if you want.
Where do I send my photos?
You can email your photos to me at
OR you can mail them to:
257 Bonham Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
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Email me: email@example.com