These are my favorite moments to paint for my clients. I imagine them full of a special light.
Imagine those moments expressed in paint, hung in a place to remind you – why you married your loved one, why you treasure a friend, the joy in a moment of life.
Together we can create something that will really speak to you -your input, your photo, your memory and my brushes, paint and expertise will make art I promise you will love.
The Materials and Sizes
Golden Artist Acrylics are my paints of choice and I use them almost exclusively. They are well known to be the paints of the pros – lightfast, which means the colors resist fading, and made with high quality pigments that bring vibrancy to the painting. Museum style, 10 ounce cotton duck canvas is my choice for large paintings, but I also use heavy weight, acid free watercolor paper, artists’ hot press bristol, and 110 lb mixed media papers.
I work in many different sizes:
If you don’t see the size you’d like, please ask, because I can likely work something out. This is simply a list of popular sizes.
The process from photo to painting:
When I paint large paintings I use high quality canvas, with the sides painted and the canvas wired for immediate hanging. Framing is an option but with the way that I work it isn’t necessary. I usually also use museum quality canvas which means that instead of the sides being less than 1 inch thick, the canvas is about 1 1/2 inches thick. This depth of canvas is often left unframed.
The process for a painting takes a few weeks – usually about 6-8 weeks from start to finish. First you’d email me the photo you would like me to work with. I will do several pose sketches, you choose one. Then I will email you the link and password to your private gallery of images where I will be adding progress photos at different points along the way. The next choice will be what colors you’d like, or if you’d like black and white. I’ll do a couple of quick “color sketches” and you choose the one you like best.
Then I’ll get to work on your canvas. When the painting is around the half way point I’ll post progress pictures and ask if there are changes you might like. I’ll post pictures again at 75% done and 90% done. After I get the final approval I will complete the painting and give it a coat of protective UV varnish which will take a week to dry before shipping.
I take great care with my clients because these are their memories I’m working with. So I do everything I can to show you along the way how things are coming and what your art is looking like so there are no surprises… except how much better your painting will look in person!
These are some of the categories that clients have chosen for bringing their ideas into focus