Historical Portraits

The Vision:

Picture yourself poised in the nostalgic setting of your choice, masterfully rendered by the artist’s hand. Whether it be the genteel Victorian lady seated in the warm glow of a cozy parlor lamp, or a regal Egyptian queen draped in exotic royal jewels, I can reveal the “real you” through the magic of the imagination.  Meticulously detailed in oils, using the same time-tested methods as the old masters, your “historic portrait” is sure to be a most admired conversation piece and treasured heirloom.  And what more charming way to “personalize” your home environment than to actually become part of the nostalgic decor!  The distinctive feature of my work is that, more than merely inserting your image in to some standard scene or backdrop, I will actually place in in your own familiar environment (or an imaginary one of your choosing).  For this reason, you will be encouraged to share your ideas and provide images of any items you would like to see in your painting.  I will then try to incorporate these into the composition, where feasible, thus bringing your own personal nostalgic (or futuristic) vision to life! 

The Process:

No travel is necessary as I can work entirely from photographs or digital images.

I will need one or more detailed photos of you (or your chosen subject) including at least one close-up clearly showing the facial features and desired expression.  While studio portraits generally tend to be more flattering, I can work from high quality images from your own files. 

While not mandatory, you will also be encouraged to provide images of any objects  you would like to be represented in the painting such as a favorite piece of antique furniture, vintage clothing, heirloom jewelry, home accessories etc.  Magazine photos or even vivid descriptions can be substituted if photos are not available.

Due to the nature of the materials and process employed, your portrait may take from six months to a year to complete.  This “old-master’s” technique simply cannot be rushed without jeopardizing the quality and permanence of the piece. 

Pricing and Payment Information (there is no charge for the preliminary sharing of ideas and images):

 

Single subject:  ¾ length (head to waist)…………………………….$

   Full length………………………………..……………………………….$

 

Two subjects:  ¾ length (head to waist)…………….……………….. $

   Full length…………………………………………………………………$

 

·        One third is collected upon signing of the contract to cover materials and design time  

·        The second third is collected when work is approximately halfway done and you are provided photos of the work in progress

 

·        The final payment will be due upon completion and just prior to shipping

 

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE FRAMING OR SHIPPING.

 

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