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Commission portrait paintings from photographs

Paintings Gallery

This gallery includes examples of previous portrait commissions made in oils or acrylics. Most of the artwork was painted on stretched (box) canvas or canvas board.

I paint in an Impressionist inspired technique, applying paint in small brushmarks, building up layers of colour and texture. When considering commissioning a portrait, note how factors such as choice of medium (oils or acrylics), surface (box canvas or canvas board) and size can effect the finish of respective paintings. Consider for example that an 10" x 12" painting of two people will require more detail and smaller brushmarks than a 20" x 30" painting of a single figure.

With the exception of a small number of portraits of known sitters painted from life, the portraits featured here were painted from photographs supplied by clients. Commission a portrait...

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Judith, Isola Bella

Judith, Isola Bella

2015
Oils on canvas board
20" x 16" (50.6 x 40.5 cm) approx.


Valentines

Valentines

2015
Acrylics on canvas
8" x 10"
(20.3 x 25.4 cm) approx.


Wedding in the Sun

Wedding in the Sun

2005
Acrylics on canvas board
10" x 8" (25.4 x 20.3 cm) approx.


Greyscale Painting of an old Wedding Photograph

Greyscale Painting of an old Wedding Photograph

2008
Acrylics on canvas board
10" x 8" (25.4 x 20.3 cm) approx.


Evening Dress

Evening Dress

2007
Acrylics on canvas
16" x 12" (40.6 x 30.6 cm) approx.


My Judith

My Judith

2013
Oils on canvas
20" x 16" (50.9 x 40.5 cm) approx.
* Started from life, completed from photographs


In the Wedding Car

Wedding Car

2007
Acrylics on canvas board
10" x 8" (25.4 x 20.3 cm) approx.


Woman on a Park Bench

Woman on a Park Bench

2007
Acrylics on canvas board
24" x 18" (61 x 45.7 cm) approx.


Party Hats

Party Hats

2005
Acrylics on canvas
10" x 12"
(25.4 x 30.5 cm) approx.


Generations

Generations

2005
Acrylics on canvas board
20" x 30" (50.8 x 76.2 cm) approx.


Sister and Brother

Sister and Brother

2008
Oils on canvas
12" x 16"
(30.5 x 40.6 cm) approx.


Grandmother in White

Grandmother in White

2004
Acrylics on canvas board
11½" x 8¼" (29.7 x 21 cm) A4 approx.