Next, I wish to find a pose or expression that would come across
as authentic, conveying something of the subject’s spirit
or inner vision, and essence of their personality.
I will do a small color sketch in oil. Then, we will meet again
for your feedback and input about which poses you like from the
photographs, facial expressions, hand placement, backgrounds,
props, etc. Or we can utilize a specific photograph, if that is
what you want for the portrait.
Once I have a good idea of the pose and composition you want,
I would like to have two or more sittings (two to three hours
each) with the subject to paint a head and shoulders sketch under
natural studio light. Also, there is a DVD player available for
children and adults in my studio for use during sittings. Children
may bring whatever DVD movies they like.
About half-way through the portrait work, I like to set up an
appointment for the clients’ approval of what has been done
so far, and make any changes, if if necessary.
Finish painting the portrait!
Please contact me via this website if you would like me to send
you my portrait fee schedule with sizes and answer any other questions!