works of art are to fulfill a need. The need may be to express a
concept or idea, record an event or place in history, capture the
personality of a loved one, or as homage to person of respect.
It's my responsibility to ensure that I understand your need and create
a work that will fulfill it. Communication is essential, so the
process is a partnership between you and me.
process starts with you, the client, contacting me to schedule
an appointment at your home or office. During the initial
appointment, we can discuss what your needs are and what type of
artwork you've envisioned. It is also preferable to see the place
in which the painting is to be placed so that we can ensure that the
scale, color, and demeanor ( formal or relaxed, loose or tight) is
appropriate for the paintings surroundings'.
If the painting is
a portrait, we will also discuss clothing, backgrounds, poses, lighting,
etc. Additionally, I will bring examples of other portraits and discuss
what you like or don't like about the various paintings. I may
also render "thumb-nail" sketches of various compositions and color
schemes so that you can more easily visualize ideas during our
discussion. After you have settled on the design of the painting, we will
schedule either a photo session or a series of sittings or a combination
of both. I find that a combination of working from life with
reference shots is the best use of time for everyone.
I look forward to
working with you!