portraits & commissions
Portraits and commission enquiries are welcomed. The general procedure is outlined below.
The process begins with a meeting where we will discuss the size and spirit of the commission. Together we will work out and define the questions of pose, lighting, costume, setting and atmosphere.
THE PRELIMINARY STUDY
Back in the studio, the preliminary visualization of the proposed commission is developed based on previous discussion and intuition. We will then discuss and agree on the preliminary approach for the work.
THE FINAL SITTING
The final sitting takes place at the location of choice. Extensive photographic reference material is created to allow development and progression of the painting after the sitting concludes.
There then follows a sustained period of studio work in which the details of the composition are developed. The painting is brought to completion and it is ready for display. A 3/4 length portrait will take approximately 6 weeks to complete.
The appropriate frame for the finished portrait can be selected in conjunction with the client.
Head and shoulders -20″ x 16″ £1,950.
Half length – 30” x 24” £2,950.
¾ Length – 36” x 24” £3,750.
Sizes are in inches, other sizes are available on request.
*All paintings are created using the highest quality oil paints and mediums.
*All supports are custom made using Russell & Chapple branded stretchers and the finest quality Artists Linen or Canvas.
*Framing is not included in the price.
*25% deposit secures agreed commission
Thank you so much for the fantastic painting you did of me and Wilson for my husband David’s 50 birthday. He was so surprised, moved and happy over his present and is telling everybody about it. The first thing he did, after calming down and having a drink, was to put it on facebook so friends and family could share. The response has been enormously positive ….
I recently commissioned Davy for a personal portrait as a present for my partner. Both he and I are totally delighted with the results. In addition to his excellent artistry Davy was a total gentleman & professional, he put me at ease throughout the whole process, sent me regular updates and kept to time-scales agreed. I would highly recommend him to any prospective client…
We are absolutely delighted with your painting of us. You have captured on canvas our true likeness and the painting is hugely admired by our family and friends. In fact they were “quite blown away”
Mike & Flora