What could be a better gift than an oil painting portrait of a loved one. I have done several portrait commissions. I am happy to work from photos provided they are suitable, see my guidelines below. I paint alla prima in oil onto stretched canvas, it can be hung as it is or you can frame it.
- 6″ square mini portrait on deep edge box canvas – £150
- 8″ square portrait on deep edge box canvas – £200
- A4 – £250
- A3 – £300
- A2 – £400
- A1 – £500
Reference Photograph Guidelines
A good reference is essentail for a successful portrait painting. I don’t like to paint full smiles showing teeth as it looks strange in a painting. A small smile with the mouth closed is better. The lighting should be natural daylight. A soft light through a window is ideal. photographs taken on a sunny day can be a problem as it can cause very strong shadows. If in doubt please email me and I can advise you weather your photograph will be suitable or not.
Example of suitable photo reference with soft natural lighting
This commission was 8″ on canvas