My portraits are oil on linen. They depict the subject life size, and the view is generally three-quarter figure, or perhaps full figure in the case of a child. The size and dimensions of the painting would depend on the composition. My goal is to paint a powerful portrait, and also to make a good painting.
We would discuss the overall feeling of the portrait, the setting and clothes. I prefer little distracting background, but do like the subject to be portrayed in his/her own setting. During the first session, preferably in your home or at a location of your choice, various poses will be tried. I will take many photographs and perhaps do some quick thumbnail sketches. I will use the photographs to begin the painting, and after a good start will ask the subject, when possible, to sit for me, preferably in my studio. My goal is to complete the painting in two months. It may take longer. My fee is $5,000.
If you are interested in commissioning a portrait, please contact me.