How long does it take to create a custom portrait painting?
For a portrait painting, it can take from 3-8 weeks. This allows time for us to have a few phone of video calls to make sure that I'm painting your vision. It also allows time for the paint to dry and to be protected with a top coat.
How long does it take to create a custom drawing?
A drawing is much quicker. While still allowing time to discuss details with you, it can be finished in about a week, depending upon my previous orders and commitments. But to be safe make sure you book a time in my commissions calendar so that you can have your piece for the date you want to gift it!
Can you paint from photos?
Yes! I do request that I receive several photos, so that I can truly understand the form of each person's unique looks. Even better, a video conference or video of the person I'm painting, helps me to understand the model's essence. When we have our initial call, I will let you know the types of photos needed and the file sizes.
What size file do you need to paint from?
The higher the resolution the better. If you only have a small resolution file, then the painting or drawing will need to be much less detailed. If you want to have high realism with a lot of detail, then the best size images are at least 100 MB.
Do you paint other subjects besides women?
Yes I do. My artistic focus right now is on empowering women, but I definitely paint men, children, and even pets if someone requests it. Check out my portfolio here to see examples of all types of figure and portrait paintings I have had the honor to create!