Portraits

Joshua's Books | 11x14 oil on board | 2016 Hartwell Membership Show | 2016 Anderson Juried Show

Joshua's Books
11x14 oil on board
2016 Hartwell Membership Show
2016 Anderson Juried Show

Rod and Deb, 2012,  oil 16 X 20

Rod and Deb, 2012
16 X 20 oil

“Our portrait arrived today and we ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! The colors are gorgeous and go beautifully in our living room. The frame is awesome. We hung it over the fireplace mantle and can’t stop looking at it. The details are fantastic. Our skin tone and the color of Deb’s hair is perfect. We could go on and on for hours! People still cannot believe the way you captured the hands which they told us was the true mark of an artist, the most difficult aspect of the body to paint. We can’t wait to show it to our family!”
When she was 2

When she was 2 - 8 x 10 oil
"We absolutely love the painting and can't believe how well it captures her and even her personality."

Trevor M. - age 4 - Private Collection

She was 16 when she went on a field trip out west. That was 60 years ago, but it meant a lot to her because she remembered every detail from clothes to jewelry. The horse in the 5 X 7 B/W photo was fake – but who would want it to keep it that way, especially since she is such a vibrant person who loves life.
Oil, 16 X 20

Emily, 11 X 14  oil | Anderson Juried Show | Merit Award 2013

Emily, 11 X 14 oil
Anderson Juried Show
Merit Award 2013

Deciding to commission a portrait is a very special occasion.

You will have lots of questions concerning the process. While there are no hard or fast rules, here are some helpful guidelines:

  • Consider where you would like the portrait to hang. This will help you decide if you would like a formal or casual look.
  • Formal or informal will guide you as to whether you will be wearing casual or formal attire, it will also influence your choice of settings.
  • What type of setting would you like? Would you like indoors or out, or do you wish a variation of colors in the background to compliment the painting?
  • What will be the size of your portrait?

Things to consider:

* Should you decide on an 8 x 10, there will be at least 2″ to 6″ added by the time you include the framing. For just the head and top of the shoulders of a small child, an 8 x 10 may be fine.

* However, for a more vignette appearance, or should more background be included, you may wish to start with at least an 11 x 14 canvas. All this can be discussed in the planning stages.

* Portraits can take from three to six months to finish.

* I like to meet my clients by appointment at the Hang It Up Gallery. If that is not possible, I can establish contact by phone and/or Internet.

* I can, and prefer, to work from photos.

* Pricing is available, and a deposit of 50% is required. When I am near completion, unless otherwise requested, I will meet again by appointment, or send a photo by Internet for approval and any changes.

* Upon approval, your portrait will be varnished and framed. All portraits come fully framed to protect the painting.