In preparation for a portrait, I will observe the client's expressions, moods, postures, gestures, and so
forth. Combined, these help me reflect the subjectís unique persona. Hence, Iíll take notes and reference photographs over several
sessions. Back at the studio, Iíll determine composition details and other things about the painting for discussion and approval.
The portrait is then executed, using fine quality oils on linen or panel-board for archival excellence. The entire process may
take several months to a year.
Expense is determined by subject, detail, and dimension. For instance, a portrait from the waist up will be more expensive than
from the shoulders up. Similarly, two subjects involve more detail than one, hence also more expensive. Whatever we agree upon, I'll
usually want a deposit before starting the painting. The remainder will be due upon completion.
Works of art may be commissioned. Although I specialize in
portraits, I also do other subjects including Biblical and mythical.
Other Subject Matter
I'll consider works other than portraits if someone submits a good suggestion.
After researching the topic, I'll develop
working drawings for client approval.