Commissions are created using a photograph supplied (digitally) by you. Single portraits are typically 8x8 inch (20cm square), whilst double portraits are 12x9 inch (30.5 x 23cm) size. Portraits are painted in watercolour on a panel prepared with specialist watercolour ground. The panel is cradled pine and birch, coated with acid free gesso and watercolour ground medium. Watercolour paint is applied in layers to build colour and depth. The final painting is spray varnished with satin archival varnish. The finished panel can be hung or displayed unframed (with 19mm depth edge), or an optional float frame can be purchased at an additional cost.
Below is a synopsis of what you can expect from the commission process. You can also find out more in the FAQ section.
You book a commission slot by paying 50% of the portrait cost. You then provide suitable, good quality/resolution photograph(s), following the guidelines in the photo guide.
I will select the best photo and plan the composition of the piece (I can send you picture of this).
Once I feel the portrait is at a stage I'm happy with, I will send you a progress photograph. At this stage you can suggest any amendments or tweaks that you feel might improve the likeness. Any significant amendments after this stage will incur a further charge.
The balance of the cost is paid prior to shipping. Signed for UK postage is included in the price, please contact me regarding international postage cost. Artwork is safely packaged to avoid shipping damage.