From the beginning I hesitated to publish  prices on this site - and the contras still outweigh the pros by far.  Given the fact that my major work involves painting portraits  it would be unrealistic to present a price list. Each portrait is the result of completely differing circumstances and challenges. The ideal patron might ask me to base my painting on multiple efforts involving a  live-sitting and photo-shooting, maybe  travel. This might even  involve making several layouts from which the final version is chosen.  Someone else might simply want the painting to be an enlarged replicate of a photo taken with their own camera - whereby I must inject that such photos must be of sufficient quality to enable a pictorial execution (lighting, perspective, clarity).

Please don’t think that I’m being evasive. If you are interested and have a concrete concept of what you would like me to paint for you, it doesn’t cost anything to ask! And my  prices are quite reasonable as you will see when you compare them with any exhibits of similar merit.

Someone whose advice I truly appreciate once told me:
 Either you ask for - and receive - a fair price or just  give your work away as a present - there’s no other way to avoid bad  feelings.




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Caroline M. Riedel
Bahnstr. 39
50858 Cologne,  Germany