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Appointment to have the subject photographed. I use a professional digital camera for the photography session. We will discuss clothing, hair style, background, etc. This should take perhaps a half hour. At this time, a deposit of 50% is requested. I accept cash, checks, most major credit cards. In the case of a loved one who has passed away, we will go through the photographs you have in order to decide on one.
I will email a gallery of your photographs for your input. The photographs will be numbered for easy reference. You will choose a pose and expression you feel best represents the personality of the loved one.
The portrait is based primarily on the photograph we have chosen. A portrait is not an exact duplication of the reference photo, it helps to understand the essence / personality you would like to see
Completion time varies depending on the type and complexity or the portrait. Most head and shoulders oil paintings take approximately 6 – 8 weeks to complete. Oil paintings require more time to create and more drying time between layers of paint.
Contact you when the portrait is complete to make delivery arrangements. At the time of delivery, I am available to make minor changes to the portrait to make sure you are completely happy with the results. I am also available to help you select appropriate framing.
Final payment for your portrait is expected at the time of delivery and upon acceptance of the artwork
Below: Examples of my original oil paintings
Beautiful Blue and Gold Macaw. Her colours are magnificent
This sweet boy passed away. The family was overwhelmed. Creating a memorial helps with the grief. We picked out this fabulous pose for a huge wall portrait.
This unusual parrot, Indian Ringneck was delightful. This is how I paint - using great photo references.
Surprise portrait commission.
Many photos were provided. I prefer to work from one photo, but that is not always possible.
Precious portrait of a grandma who always has your back. This child was ever so curious.
This beautiful woman adores fashion. She deserved a stylish background to match her personality.
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