Commissioning a portrait is an exciting and enjoyable process that will provide you with a personalized work of fine art to enjoy for a lifetime. A custom designed work of fine art makes a wonderful gift for special occasions, and will become a family heirloom cherished by future generations. To commission a custom pastel portrait visit my Etsy store:
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Pastel is not colored chalk, which is a limestone substance. Pastel is pure pigment – the same pigment used in making all fine art paints. It is the most permanent of all media when applied to a stable ground and properly framed. Pastels painted more than 400 years old exist today, as dazzling and fresh as they were when they were first painted! A Venetian artist, Rosalba Carriera was the first to make consistent use of Pastel for her portraits of the French Court in the 17th century. Many famous artists have used pastel for finished work as well as preliminary sketches, including Eugene Delacroix, Maurice de La Tour, Vigee Lebrun, Edgar Degas, Jean-Francois Millet, Auguste Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, etc.

P.Monaghan, Yountville, CA

“We just received the portrait and could not believe how beautiful it turned out. You really captured the likeness and expression in the eyes.”

C.Power, Phoenix, AZ

“Two weeks ago I dropped off your wedding portrait to be framed. Look at how magnificent it came out. When Muffie went to pick it up, the framer looked at her and said “just a moment ” and he brought the picture out to her. Of course he recognized her because it was so life like. Thx Rita we will treasure this forever.”

T.Lee, San Francisco, CA

“It’s incredible how you really caught Mason’s eyes and his mouth! Now his grandmother wants one.”

Each pastel portrait is hand rendered by the artist on high quality paper or board, mounted with a mat on archival backing, and is ready to frame. Pastel portraits from photos or live sitting can be completed and shipped within 1 week, depending on the artist’s workload. Each pastel portrait is created in standard frame sizes, mounted with archival quality mat and ready to frame (pastels must be framed behind glass). To commission a custom pastel portrait visit my Etsy store:

Secure Payment for Portrait Orders

We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal payments.  For your security, we do not  handle or store your credit card information. Credit or debit card payments are processed securely by PayPal.  The artist will email you an invoice that you can pay with a credit or debit card through PayPal. You do not  need a PayPal account to make a payment with a credit or debit card. Installment payments are also available. Payment via check or money order is also accepted.

100% Money Back Guarantee

All original art by Rita Romero is created with the highest quality materials. Your portrait is unconditionally guaranteed for 30 days after you receive it. If you are not 100% delighted with your portrait, the artist will make any changes necessary until you are satisfied, or you get a full refund of the purchase price less shipping costs.

For more information or to commission artwork please contact the artist