Most individuals have never commissioned a piece of art. Creating photo realistic paintings is a time consuming process and can take weeks to complete depending on the subject matter, detail required, size and medium used.
The process to contract a commission is easy and quite simple.
Contact me by email, phone or my contact page
State what you are looking for based on medium and size using the price chart below and viewing examples of my work to determine the medium you are interested in
I will contact you to discuss your commission and finalize details
A contract will be established based on requirements
Sign and return the contract with a 25% deposit to secure a start date
In order to secure your slot, a high resolution photo is required and approved at time of booking. (see below for examples)
For best results
Pet portraits I recommend graphite, colored pencil or pastel.
Human portraits I recommend Oil
(allow up to 16 weeks for oil so the painting can cure properly)
Postage to anywhere in the USA, your parcel will be delivered using UPS.
For anywhere else in the world your parcel will be sent tracked, please contact me for an individual shipping quote.
I work mainly from photographs. Taking the right photo is a very important part in the process of creating your portrait. Photo realism can only be as good as the reference.
This guide will explain what makes a good photo and what makes a bad one. Please feel free to email me your photos and I will let you know whether they are suitable.
This is a great example of a photo that would make the perfect portrait.
High resolution photo taken with a digital camera.
Taken outside in natural daylight. (Not direct sunlight)
The photo is taken at the same level as the dog.
When zooming in, we can see a lot of detail in the face and a good reflection in the eyes. A good way of testing whether a photo is detailed enough is to zoom in on the face. If you can see the individual hairs on the dog’s coat, then it is a high enough resolution for me to work from.
Bad Photo: Distance
This photo would not work as the dog is too far away from the camera, when zooming in no detail can be seen in his face.
Bad photo: Action Shot
Dogs caught in action do not make for a good shot as they often appear blurry.
Bad photo: Artificial Light
Photos taken in artificial light are not suitable as the colour of the dogs fur is often altered by the unnatural lighting.