I paint portraits of people and pets on commission. My goal in portraiture is to capture people’s personalities, and to make the portraits look like real life and what you really look like, not what I think you look like. My process involves working from photographs. I start out by making a few sketches from different angles in the pose you want along with separate sketches of your eyes, mouth, nose hands, etc. Once I have a sketch that you agree captures your personality that will be the one that I will use as a source for the actual portrait along with the photograph it came from. The whole process takes about 3 to 4 months.
Pricing depends on a number of criteria such as size of the painting, number of figures in the painting, details required in the clothing, jewelry, background, etc. Shipping fees are additional and depend on size, whether the finished painting is mailed rolled or stretched, framed or unframed.
I require a 1/3 non-refundable deposit upon agreement/contract; a second payment of 1/3 upon acceptance of design, and the remaining 1/3 upon completion when the portrait is received and approved by you.
If you are interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 203-984-5408 to begin discussing a portrait.