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Portraits by Melani


Portraiture is always a challenge. Whether a subject is rendered in pencil, charcoal, or pastel, or painted in watercolor, acrylic, or oil, Portraiture is an exercise in every artistic element; style, dimension, perspective, light and shadowing, colors/shadings - Most Importantly, in a portrait it is the portrayal of the individual essence of the subject that makes the image come to life. 

At the Reception
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16" x 20" Oil

All my Portraits are created as commissions so all SOLD. Please contact me if you'd like to commission a portrait of your own.

Golden Girls
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Pastel 14.5" x 18.5"

"Now I lay me down to sleep..."
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9"x12" Black & White Pastel

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Commission Prices reflect the time, materials,and complexity required in each composition. My portraits range in Price starting at $250 for B&W mediums. Color mediums begin at $500. Some of my portraits have been created without me ever having seen the subject in person, but most, are a mixture of on-site sketches, my photographs, and the photos of the client.