Carl Grauer

Two Hour Portraits™

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. (If not purchased, the painting remains in the  artist's private collection.) A Two Hour Portrait™  is painted from in a span of two hours with one ten minute break. From start to finish it takes about 3 hours. 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.

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.

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

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

Purchase Price (USD)

It is free to sit and it is not required but
 for those interested in purchasing: 

12 x 12" original......................................$500
Signed gicleé print.................................$100

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


General Portrait Commissions

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.


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

- Jamie G.

Purchase Price (USD)

 9 X 12"..................................$1000
12 X 12"..................................$1,100
11 X 14".................................$1,200

12 X 16"................................$1,300
16 X 16"................................$1,400
16 X 20"................................$1,500
18 X 24"...............................$2,000
20 X 20"...............................$2,200
20 X 28"...............................$2,750
24 X 24"...............................$3,000

24 X 30"..............................$3,500
30 X 30"..............................$4,500
30 X 40"..............................$6,000
40 X 40"..............................$8,000
36 X 48"..............................$8,500

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

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