I work from life and high-resolution digital photographs. The highest grade professional materials are used in the creation of the painting ensuring durability and permanence under proper conditions.
The first meeting involves a discussion of the overall feeling of the portrait. Wardrobe and lighting are discussed. Reference photos are taken and sketches may be done. Photos will be reviewed with client for input and feedback. The size of the painting is determined.
A preliminary sketch will be done as the basis for the finished painting. The sketch is an excellent “first look” of the final painting. It will be shown to client for approval.
A completed painting is done in my studio. Though based on approved photographic reference, a live sitting may be requested.
A finished photograph of the painting is sent to the client for approval before shipping. Local clients (NY, NJ, CT) may see the finished portrait in person. For clients within 100 miles of my studio I will deliver the painting myself.
I guarantee an exact likeness of the subject and will complete the painting in a style consistent with my work that the client has seen and approved.
Prices available upon request. Size of painting determined with client.
Profile, full color
Head and shoulders, full color
Half figure (to the waist) full color
Full-length full color
Extra figures will be an additional 50%. Commission fees are paid in 3 installments: signing of contract, approval of sketch and final approval of oil painting. 7% sales tax added for NJ residents. Prices do not include shipping (if necessary) or framing.