David Borden painting in his studio
David working in the studio


oil painting of 5th street Austin, TX by artist David Borden
5th Street Austin, TX: 20″ x 84″

Mini Portraits

Commissions Welcomed. Contact David directly at david@scribblefire.com

Endangered Species Mini Paintings

Winter Series: 16 x 20

Ink Drawings

I Make Art that Celebrates Life in its Wonderful Weirdness

My portraits are for people who believe that life is too precious to be entrusted to disposable, digital snapshots. Unlike others options, a quality painting becomes an heirloom that your great-great-grandchildren will be grateful you had the insight to commission.


Pictures are priced by the square inch. In this way you can calculate the prices and everything is transparent. I use popular, standard sizes, but if you want a custom size, I can do that, too. Sizing is in inches.

4 x 4; 8 x 10; 9 x 12; 16 x 20; 18 x 24; 30 x 40

Portraits (oil color)

The smallest portrait I’ll do is 4 x 4. You can see examples above. This is the only size that the formula does not apply. A 4 x 4 portrait is $75.00. At this size you can only get one subject.

For all other sizes, my current rate is $3.12 per square inch. For example, if you are interested in an 8 x 10 painting, you would calculate the square inches: 8 x 10 = 80, then multiply by 3.12 = $249.00

9 x 12 is the smallest size in which you can add a second subject. Additional subjects are $100 at this size.

At 16 x 20 to 30 x 40 there is no additional charge for a second subject.

Prices for portraits with more than 2 subjects will be negotiated and will vary depending on complexity.

All Other Oil or Acrylic Paintings

4 x 4; $50

All other sizes priced at $2.00 per square inch.

For example, an 8 x 10 inch painting would be 8×10 = 80 x $2.00 = $160

Ink Drawings

5 x 7 ink drawings are $30.00, plus postage and handling (in the US: $3.00; international will vary)

Contact me for more information about an art work for purchase or commission or to Join my email list

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