Laura Tryon Jennings, CA
Laura Tryon Jennings refers to her portrait paintings as “Essence Portraits” as the figures are set in a scene that represents their true personality and surroundings. Jennings meets with her clients in the environment they would like to be painted, so she can feel the atmosphere. It’s important for her to meet with her subjects to find out what’s really important to them and bring all of their energy and nuances into the painting. She works with her client to find how to represent their individuality and the feeling they want to create. The client and Jennings come up with creative ways to incorporate items representing people or pets not able to be in the painting.
She takes several photographs of the figures in their environment and uses them as guides while painting the piece in her studio. Commissions typically take between three to six months, but can possibly accommodate something sooner depending on her schedule. On occasion, she will work from the client’s photograph depending on the content.
A 45% non-refundable deposit is due upon agreement. The remainder is due upon completion of the commission. Pricing is estimated as it depends on complexity, detail, number of figures, and pets. Below are the most common sizes. Other sizes are available. Estimated pricing below. Pricing does not include framing. If desired framing can be arranged.
Commission Oil Painting
16" x 20" $2,900-$3,900 (typically this size is done with one figure)
24” x 36” $5,100-$7,300
30” x 40” $7,200-$9,000
36” x 48” $8,900-$12,500
48” x 60” $11,000-$17,000