OIL SKETCHES PAINTED from the subject IN ONE 2-3 HOUR SESSION FROM $600
Here is a portrait commission from start to finish.
My client loved the candid photo of her niece and how it expressed her personality.
We discussed how I was to interpret the photo and the changes I made were:
drop her arm down from the 'selfie' taking position and bring her chin a little forward
replace the busy background with an impression of blue sky - the hat was worn for an outdoor event.
simplify the pattern of the dress.
I slipped it into a frame when the client came over to see the painting finished but made suggestions for what kind of frame would work better with the painting. She was delighted with how it all came out.
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