Having your portrait painted will be an exciting and enjoyable experience, and I strive to keep the process as simple and straight forward as artistically possible.
For our first meeting, I usually go to your location and spend some time showing examples of my work and discussing your ideas. With the purpose of getting to know your expectations of the portrait, and to develop the spirit of the pose, clothing, and setting. We will determine the scope, size, and even the location where the portrait will hang, in order to present the painting in the best manner. During the initial visit, digital photos and/or sketches are made of the subject that will be reviewed and edited later by you.This meeting usually takes 1-2 hours. There could be a follow up meeting if conditions were not exactly right to get the best start to the painting.
The second meeting will be to review the compositional and likness sketches I have done at my studio to design the painting, and for you to edit and express preferences on the photographic reference that was shot. If we are working from a favorite picture supplied by you, this step would not be neccessary.
Then the painting process begins and, depending on the size and complexity, in 3 to 6 weeks your masterpiece will be delivered. At that time, if there is anything that needs adjusting in your opinion, I will be happy to work that out with you.
Since I keep the rights to use the image for self promotion, I make a high quality scan for my records. From this I will give you a good quality digital file that can be proudly sent via email to family and friends. Also included in the price will be 2 glossy 8.5 X 11 prints. These will have my logo and web site discreetly printed on the edge.
A payment of 50% is required to start, with the second half to be paid when the final painting is delivered and approved. Framing, shipping & crating, travel expenses beyond the New Haven area plus sales tax, if applicable, are not included in the price.
I look forward to having a great experience together, and making an image that will be enjoyed for years and years to come!