Fees and Process for Oil Portraits
My goal is to create a timeless masterpiece capturing the true essence of an individual.
All fees are negotiated on an individual basis and the agreement affirmed by contract.
Meeting with the Client/Subject
A painting begins with listening to my client's ideas concerning his/his portrait.
Things to consider:
Number of subjects
Size (head and shoulders, 3/4 length, full length)
Where the painting will be hung
The photo session takes place at the location being considered for the background of the painting.
Occasionally, a pre-existing photo can be used, but only if it of the highest quality.
Initial 1/3 payment is made at the completion of the photo session.
Planning & Approval
Several choices will be presented to the client so that a final decision can be made about the painting.
A small compositional color study will be approved by the client. This can be done in person or from a photo.
Completion of Painting
Upon request, pictures of the progress will be emailed to the client to keep you posted through out the process.
Delivery of Portrait
Upon delivery the client will have the option of a final sitting for minor corrections and changes. The portrait will be presented for the approval of the client. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Final payment is due at this time.
The culmination of these steps will result in a priceless heirloom.