How It's Done
After you contact me with information about what type of portrait you are looking for, and I see the photo(s) that you have, I will give you a price quote. I then require a 50% deposit to start the painting. We can do all of this via the internet and by phone, or if you are close to Staten Island, NY we can meet at my studio.
I can work with your digital images, photos and scans of photos. If you are local, I offer a service to take the photos for you. To ensure that you know exactly what your finished painting will look like, I keep you involved in the process. Throughout the painting process I send you digital proofs, via email or for those who are local you can come by my studio. This allows you to provide your input and make sure you are happy every step of the way. By the time you receive your portrait - either in person or by delivery - you know exactly what the final painting looks like.
I enjoy making this a pleasant and memorable experience for both of us.
I promise to create a unique piece of art that is exactly what you want, and one that you will be proud to display or to give as a gift.
Photos are used as reference only, and the better the detail in them, the more detail I can put in to the painting. This comp will show position, layout, color scheme and composition. A rough background will be added if I am not using the one in the photo, and any changes such as removing collars or adding props will be roughed in. The comp is a very accurate representation of what the final painting will look like.
When the painting is finished, I send you a digital proof for approval. Once approved, final payment is made and your painting is printed to canvas or paper.