procedure and fees

Daune Sheri uses a process of as many as thirty to forty veiled washes of watercolor on clay to create her portrait paintings. By using small brushes, she works to achieve beautiful fluid glazes, delicate translucency and intricate detail.

She paints original and custom portraits and figurative artwork using Daniel Smith Watercolors on Ampersand Aquabord, a museum series hard board coated with kaolin clay. Once the painting is complete, she seals or varnishes the artwork.

Paintings are created on either a flat clay panel or a deep-cradle clay panel. The flat panel requires a professional framer to frame and add hardware for hanging. The deep-cradle panel is ready to hang, no need for mat, glass or frame.

When you commission Daune to paint a custom portrait, you will work directly with the artist to be very certain your portrait meets your expectations.

The following prices are based on clay panel size, single figure portraits created against simple tonal backgrounds.

The price may differ with the number of subjects included, how much of the subject(s) is to be depicted and the complexity and intricacy of clothing, props, etc..



Pricing based on

  • clay panel flat, 1/8 inch

  • painting has protective seal/varnish

  • client is responsible for framing by a professional framer

Size                           Price
8 X 8                          $550.00
8 X 10                        $600.00
11 X 14                        $725.00
12 X 12                       $725.00
16 X 20                      $890.00


Pricing based on

  • clay panel with cradle, 1 1/2 inch

  • painting has protective seal/varnish

  • cradle is stained

  • hardware is attached

  • artwork is ready to hang, no need for mat, glass or frame

Size                           Price
8 X 8                          $650.00
8 X 10                        $700.00
11 X 14                        $825.00
12 X 12                       $825.00
16 X 20                      $990.00



  • artwork is subject to a 6.35% CT sales tax

  • artwork is sent securely packaged and insured
    any package and shipping costs are additional

  • gift certificates are available upon request

In initiating the submission for a custom painting, one of the most important aspects of this process is choosing your photograph(s). As these are the only references the artist has to work from, photographs should be chosen carefully, with the understanding the detail and quality of the artwork is largely dependent on the quality of the photographs sent. Photographs must be free of copyright or accompanied by a signed release form from the photographer.

Following approval of the photographs(s), payment is accepted securely through PayPal via email invoicing. A PayPal account is not necessary to make payment.

Before work is commenced, please understand and agree to the Artist's Terms and Conditions.

Commissions are completed in the order they are received. Painting your portrait along with applying varnish and if applicable, staining the cradle, takes approximately six to eight weeks, however this may vary as it is dependent upon the extent of detail of your specific piece and how many orders are in process at the time. Typically your portrait will be shipped within eight to nine weeks of the order.

Upon completion of the portrait, an image will be emailed to you for viewing.

All artwork is validated with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).

Respective featured art online is part of a private collection and may be available as original artwork by inquiring within, or in print by visiting Fine Art America. Fine Art America specializes in museum quality giclee fine art prints, archival inks and premium quality acid-free fine art papers, custom matting and framing.