- Do I do commissioned paintings?Yes, I do. We would discuss the painting that you want and determine the size and cost. Then have a contract filled out and signed by both the client and myself.
- How do I want to be paid?Traditionally, the artist is paid 1/3 (non-refundable) to start, then 1/3 when we meet to be sure it is looking the way you want it to, critique it and determine if there needs to be any changes and then 1/3 when I deliver the painting to the client.
- Who has the copyright?The artist retains the copyright of the image. The client may not reproduce the painting for financial gain.
- Do I work from a photo or from life?Yes to both. If I am commissioned to do a portrait, it is always nice to get to know the person, spend time and understand the character of the person that I am painting. Sitting for a portrait is very tedious and most people do not have the time or patience to sit still for long periods of time. I would take some photos and work from those after doing some fast sketches from life.
If the painting is a landscape that is being commissioned, I may begin out in plein air and then finish the painting in the studio.
- Do I teach?Yes, I do teach. I can teach a private class or we can create a workshop where the client and others can paint together. I would provide critiques on your work and instruction or suggestions on how to best achieve your goal.