“Working for the most artistically pleasing angles and poses, I first edit from the source photos and create a graphite or sepia sketch of the image. For oil portraits, these drawings, or my small color studies, are given to the client, and often become ‘Grandparent Gifts.’
Sketch in sepia
The painting portrait process is then begun in oil (or other medium of client’s choice) on finest Belgian linen, canvas or paper or wood panel. The client is completely welcome to be in touch with the progress of the work throughout, or may choose to wait and be presented with the image once it’s done.
Either way, I confirm the client’s absolute satisfaction with the painting before considering it finished. Delivery in person is always a pleasure, and I relish the social visit these deliveries always invoke.” Completion time varies by complexity of subjects and background.
All paintings are delivered in at least a standard, presentation frame, but if the client prefers to have a custom, bench-made frame, the artist will have one built, additionally charged as listed below. The artist hand-finishes these specialty frames for each specific painting. These optional, bench-made frames, like those of Old World craftsmanship, are beautiful heirlooms themselves.
Optional, bench made, hand-finished frames are priced additionally at $100. per linear foot.
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