Currently Available Art - Portraits

Portraits are most often done as custom commissions or special projects. Information about commissioning a portrait can be found at portraits. A few pieces shown below are, however, currently available for purchase. They are generally at my home gallery, The Green Drake Gallery and Arts Center, in Millheim, Pennsylvania. They can be seen in person there during regular hours or by appointment, and I am also able to ship directly to you. Please get in touch by email <> or phone (814-422-8461) to inquire about a purchase. I also welcome commissions to paint specific subjects to meet your needs. Most of my available work is done in standard sizes to allow easy switching of frames, usually without changing the price. Click on the image for a closeup view. Giclee on canvas prints in very limited editions are available for a few of the large pieces, as noted.

I am also available to speak to your group and do a demo of how I paint portraits, either at the Green Drake or at your location. Get in touch for details.

Oil portrait of Edgar Allan Poe by Karl Eric Leitzel

Edgar Allan Poe
Oils on canvas, 24x18 inches
$2000 framed

Available as a 16x12 inch giclee on canvas print in a limited edition of 100. $80 unframed, $150 framed. Also an edition of 50 at 24x18 inches, $160 unframed, $250 framed

Potrait painting by Karl Eric Leitzel

Marcy With the Pearl Earring
Oil on canvas, 24x18 inches, 2013

$2400 framed SOLD

This painting, clearly designed to evoke Vermeer's famous painting, is based on a young woman I know personally. After noticing the remarkable resemblance at a family picnic, we arranged a photo session in which we strongly suggested Vermeer's work through clothing, pose, and lighting, while still using modern clothes to avoid drifting into cliche.





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page last updated 6/16/2015