My portraits are designed to capture the soul essence of the subject, enabling it to shine through.
Tips for ideal portrait photos are shown below. I
Here are the steps to commission an oil painting:
Step 1. Choose your photo/s
Please email me a few pictures so that I can get a good idea of your painting.
Step 2. Decide on a canvas size
Please email me to confirm your quote and determine timing
Step 3. Deposit
Once price and size, etc have been agreed, a 50% deposit is required upfront.
Step 4. Delivery
On completion, I will send you an image of the final painting for your approval. Once approved by you and the balance is paid, shipping will take place.
Tips for ideal photography:
Lighting: The subject is well lit with the light coming from the front or the side, thus creating a lighter and darker side. Ideally not from behind as this obscures details of the subject's features.
Level picture: Try to get a level photo, not a "top down" picture.
Clarity: Cell phone pictures are just as good as a good camera, provided the photo is of a sufficiently high resolution to be clear