Carl Grauer

Two Hour Portrait™ Sittings 

And Commission Information

Interested in sitting for a portrait?

There are two portrait options that are offered:

1.  A Two Hour Portrait™ is a short alla prima sitting of two hours per person where the final piece is completed within one sitting.  It is free to  sit for a Two Hour Portrait and there is no obligation to purchase the final painting.

2.  Another option being a commissioned portrait that is completed over several sittings which typically is a figure(s) within a scene or environment.  To secure a full commissioned portrait  a deposit through our store is required.


Two Hour Portrait™

A Two Hour Portrait™ sitting is where the subject is painted from life in a span of two hours with on ten minute break. from start to finish it takes about 3 hours. It is, at the root, a practice of confident and creative strokes and rendered likeness at a quick pace. Painting from life is a preferred method, as it will depict a more genuine and life-like quality that is not replicated with the flattening quality of a photograph. It is recommended to have a live sitting for the Two Hour Portrait™.

The final painting is available within two weeks after the painting has dried and sealed. Upon completion, it is delivered to the client.

For those interested in purchasing, the price of an original Two Hour Portrait™ is $500 or you have the option of a signed print for $100.

Place a deposit or purchase a "two hour portrait" sitting through our store.


General Commisssion Procedure

A longer more “finished” portrait is completed over a several sittings and typically features a figure(s) within a scene or environment. A sitting typically takes three to five hours at the start of the portrait, and then another three to five hours at the end of the finished portrait. Painting from life is a preferred method, as it will depict a more genuine and life-like quality that is not replicated with the flattening quality of a photograph.

If time, distance or other factors conflict, photo reference remains a magnificent mode for a final composition. The final painting is usually completed within three months after the start date. Upon completion it is reviewed by the client and delivered. Final payment is made at this time including any travel and or shipping expenses.

Place a deposit through our store to secure a commissioned portrait.


Make an appointment  to sit for a "Two Hour Portrait™"!


"Carl creates a comfortable space between the sitter and himself, which allows for true human moments to be captured."

- Jamie G.

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