Portrait from Life
When painting from life, a minimum of three sittings are required. Sketches and colour studies and time getting to know each other followed by painting sessions)
Portrait from Photograph
If you have a photograph you would like painted it is important to send a good quality image to work from that shows the face in focus, has good light and captures the subject’s personality.
Another option involves a short photo shoot in a relaxed setting and then together, we choose the one we are most happy with for the painting. Portrait Commissions can take between one and three months depend- ing on the portrait’s size and complexity and my schedule.