portrait process begins with a consultation between the client and the artist.
The size, price, and spirit of the painting are decided upon. If the
client wants a portrait done from photographs that he or she provides, the
artist will determine if those photographs will make a good portrait
before excepting the commission. For a portrait painted from life, the
process begins with a consultation, the spirit, pose, type of clothing, and
size of the canvas are discussed. We begin with two sittings,
ideally on consecutive days, each of approximately ninety minutes in duration.
These sittings can take place in the artist's studio, or at the subject's
home, office or other location. At these sittings the artist will create
extensive photographic reference material to allow him to proceed with the
the Artists studio the preliminary visualization of the proposed portrait is
created. The client and the subject are invited to comment on this
preliminary. With the preliminary study approved, the frame can be ordered at
the canvas size chosen before hand, the artist begins the final painting.
A sitting or sittings will be required during this stage. Sittings can
be between two to two and a half hours in duration, with a short break for the
sitter every 15 minutes.
and Delivery of Portrait
final sitting may be required. As the subject sits, the artist makes the
final adjustments. The sitters close family members or associates are invited
to attend this last session. The painting is now finished, and ready for
note that the procedures out lined here can change depending on the
availability of the sitter, size and complexity of the painting.
pricing on commissions of homes, cottages, and other subjects, please call, or
e-mail the artist.