Caring for Artwork - A Patron's Guide


Thank you for purchasing a McNinch original work of art. Each one is created with love and care, and I wanted to provide you with some tips so that it will provide you enjoyment for many years to come.

All artwork needs to be kept out of direct sunlight. If you wish, place a light above or below it for your enjoyment. Watercolor paintings are especially susceptible to damage by the sun. Never expose your painting to extreme heat, extreme cold, or to extreme humidity. Do not hang artwork in or near sources of heat or humidity.

Pastel paintings should not be jarred or moved about too often. The pastel itself can be shaken off in minute amounts, causing the mat to have flecks of the pigment showing. Never frame a pastel under plexiglass. It will cause static electricity to build up and lift small particles of pastel from the artwork. If this becomes a problem for you, please call me and we will arrange for me to open the work and clear the dust.

Oil paintings are the most durable. You can actually wipe the surface gently with a soft cloth for dusting. If necessary, dampen the cloth with water, and wipe gently. Never lean the front or back surface of a stretched canvas on a pointed or sharp object, no matter how small. This will leave a dent that will disfigure your work. If you must lean it against something, lean it on the wood of its stretcher bars so that nothing presses against the canvas.

Being an artist and having patrons who enjoy my work is a wonderful feeling. It is important to me that you are aware of the simple steps that will make your purchase a lasting value. Please call if you have any questions. I will be happy to assist you in any way I can.

Portrait Commission Process & Pricing

A portrait of your family, pet, or your favorite vacation spot will make a beautiful addition to your living environment.

You will get pleasure from your new work of art for many years.

I can work from your favorite photo or take the photos myself.

Call me to discuss your ideas. 803-407-6618.

These prices are generalized for your reference. Each work of art is different so pricing can vary up or down.


Pastel Portrait Price List


Bust (16x20) $395

Bust extended (no hands) $595

Figure ¾ with hands (18x24) $950

Figure full (19x25) $1,250


Oil Portrait Price List


Bust (16x20) $600.00

Bust extended (no hands) $900

Figure ¾ with hands (18x24) $1,250

Figure full (24x36) $1,950

You can purchase a painting with any major credit card or PayPal.


Deposit 1/3 down after the initial planning session. (Once the painting has been completed the deposit is non-refundable)

Full payment due upon delivery of portrait.

Large or complicated portrait requires a second 1/3 payment midway through the project.

Upon completion, the client has one week to ask for minor changes.

These prices do not include sales tax.



Lace, jewelry, and/or fancy clothing
Background other than simple vignette

Pairing separate portraits

Photography expenses

Agreed upon expenses such as framing, etc.


*Prices may change without notice.

Please feel free to call or Email  [email protected] with any questions. 803-407-6618