HOW I PAINT
I use a traditional oil painting technique called "alla prima" which captures the sense of spontaneity of the oil painting process. Simply, it means that the brushwork and the process of painting is evident in the finished product. It looks like a painting because you can see the paint and brushstrokes
I paint on gesso primed archival panels, using time honored materials and techniques. I don't use photo mechanical techniques to create something that looks like a painting. I draw and paint from the photo resource, which is a refined skill that takes decades to develop and is slow to produce the finished work. What you receive is a product that is produced the same manner as portraits that you would find in a museum, thus having lasting value.
WHICH PHOTOS CAN WORK
I can work from all types of photos, including selfies and family photos. Photos need to be at least well lit and clear enough to see small facial features. If you aren't sure, just send it to me, and I will let you know.
CHOOSING THE SIZE
I paint at life-size so please see the size-scale on the second slide for size considerations. The smallest size is just the face and the largest size is the head, neck, shoulders and torso. Contact me and I will show you a mock-up of different sizes.
HOW LONG DOES A PORTRAIT TAKE?
It takes about a month between receiving reference photography till shipping the finished artwork. I am often overbooked and I am a one artist shop, so please let me know if your request is time sensitive and I will let you know what is possible.
If you would like to have your portrait framed and ready to hang, please let me know. I have a wide-range of styles to choose from. I would be happy to give you a quote for the size of you portrait.
I develop a relationship with my clients so that what I am creating meets your needs. If you have any questions regarding a commission, please ask me. I will be happy to clarify any information.
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