Portrait Painting

Here are a selection of completed portrait commissions, all painted in oil on canvas and from photographs that I have taken. Once we have settled on a pose and composition I will work with my subject to get a static photograph, one that will translate well into a painting without looking too obviously 'from a photograph'. For this reason I don't tend to go for overly smiley or animated shots. I want the painting to look as though it could have been sat for, which very few people have time for these days.
The process is very straightforward. I will visit with a camera and laptop and we will settle on an image. After deciding on a canvas size, I will take a retainer of half the full fee, the remainder to be paid on delivery of the painting. I usually send three emails with photographs of the painting in progress, one early on to give an impression of the scale, colour and composition, one towards completion, in case there are any adjustments the client would like, and a final email of the finished, signed painting. The whole process usually takes around a month. Please call me on 07847 071929 to discuss a commission.
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