If you are happy you wish to commission a portrait then please contact me by email or phone ( mobile 07841299640) . Then we can discuss the type of portrait you would like - number of people, size of canvas, medium (painting in oils, painting in pastels ,or a charcoal sketch. I have created a Format Checklist below which you can use to hep you think through the available options . We will also need to discuss if you wish me to work from a photograph or if you would like a live sitting ( my preference ) . Once we have defined your requirements we can then begin to lock down on a final pricing structure although I have included a pricing section on the website for guidance
How many people do you want to include and do you want head and shoulders or full body?
What size do you want the portrait to be ? Some indicative sizes and pricing is included at pricing
Do you want a classic portrait or something different with abstract elements in the painting or background?
Do you want an oil painting on canvas , pastel painting on paper or a charcoal sketch on paper ?
Is there a time requirement ? We will agree a schedule before starting
Are there other specific elements you want to include such as specific clothes , a specific setting , a specific item of personal importance. All of these elements help to personalise the portrait?
Do you wish me to work from a digital photograph ( we must agree on the quality and format of the photograph - or do we need to have a face to face meeting ? This meeting can help me to personalise the portrait and get a true sense of the person I am painting and I feel this adds to the finished piece . The choice is yours
Any other considerations you think are important or information which you think will help me to produce the portrait which you want. The more clearly you can articulate what you truly want the better equipped I am to provide you with the special finished piece you want.