Portrait Process

Your Portrait

The portrait process begins with a discussion of your vision and needs for the final painting.  Portraits become heirlooms that are passed down from generation to generation.  My hope is that every time you look at your portrait of you or your loved one that you will recall special memories that make you smile.  There is something magical about capturing someone in paint!  We are all works of art!!

Once we’ve determined the price and are ready to move forward, I like to schedule a time to photograph the person(s) I’m painting.  Ideally I like to have some time to do a quick oil sketch to solidify skin tones and any other color details. After I edit the photos, I would ask for another meeting or phone/email consultation for the final pose. If the client is amenable to sitting, I love to paint from life.  But obviously, I am happy to work from photos as well.

Please feel free to call or email me to schedule a time to talk about your portrait.