I paint from digital photos on my computer. For portraits, subjects lit by natural indirect interior daylight are best for painted portraits. I invite clients to my studio in Buttevant, Co. Cork, which has the proper studio lighting and conditions, then take digital photos. Here I will also do a colour study from life which will inform the finished painting. Or you can send me a high resolution image and I will let you know if it is suitable to work from.
My goal is to create a portrait that is the next best thing to the actual living person. An oil painting is archival and can last for centuries. It should be a perfect physical and spiritual likeness.
I work closely with the client during the painting process, keeping them up to date on the status of the commissioned work and level of completion. I can even send pictures of each stage via email if they so choose. Oil paintings need time to complete and 6 weeks to dry before varnishing.
I charge based on size (based on a single portrait) and paintings are framed with a high quality white frame.
30x40cm is approximately €550
40x50cm is approximately €750