Portrait process

Portraits are painted from life, which means the artist requires a certain amount of sittings from his model.  The success of a portrait can sometimes depend on the amount of sittings available, and for many people's schedule, sitting for a few hours during a working day can seem difficult. But reserving a bit of time to the project can go a long way to making the final painting's success.

working on a colour sketch

working on a colour sketch

A drawing can go a long way to helping out the artist with an absent model, and a colour sketch avoids the dependency on colour photographs, and their distortions. These are both done relatively quickly, but still require the model's involvment.

Working on a small preparatory compositional drawing

Working on a small preparatory compositional drawing

Colour sketch on location

Colour sketch on location

Preparatory sketch on location

Preparatory sketch on location

Portraits can be done in a person's home, or at the artist's studio, depending on the client's requirements. For any further inquiry, please click here, to access the contact page.