I work in traditional oil paint, glazes, and gouache. Oil painting has a richer quality and is generally more durable, lasting generations. Gouache is an opaque watercolor and needs to be framed with a mat and glass, whereas oil paintings do not. If desired, paintings may be custom framed under my direction. I also offer graphite drawings for more limited budgets.
Clients may choose a portrait based on either an extensive photo shoot, or a traditional live sitting. I can also work from existing photos if necessary, but shooting my own is ideal for developing compositional ideas and forming valuable impressions of the subject’s personality. After discussing the photos with the client, I create a preliminary sketch in color for the client to consider. Once approved by the client, I begin the final painting.
My price list is available upon request. Prices vary depending on the paint media, the painting’s size, and the number of figures. Travel, shipping expenses, and framing options may add to the price.
Payment is generally split into thirds with one third of the total due at the photo shoot stage, the second when the preliminary sketches are approved, and the last payment upon the delivery of the finished painting.