HOW TO COMMISSION A PORTRAIT:
I meet with my clients to discuss the feel of the portrait that they want, incorporating the setting and the clothes that they will wear. This includes the size of the portrait and the choice of medium (charcoal drawing, pastel or oil painting).
I work from photographs that I take myself. My initial photo session lasts about an hour. I analyze the results to select the shots that will translate successfully into a painting. This selection is presented to the client and together we choose the view that best captures the sitter. Client involvement is important to me at this point in the process to insure that the finished portrait will reflect the spirit and character of the sitter as well as their likeness.
After I have completed the work in my studio, I ask for one or two final sittings in order to put the finishing touches in the portrait. Small children will often pose for this final sitting while being read to or while watching a movie.
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Below are links to two interviews about my portraits that provide more information: