My portraits are created using professional lightfast pastels, coloured pencil, acrylics or oils. I use archival acid free paper. I ask for a 25% booking fee to secure your portrait space, with the full balance due on completion.
Note: detailed backgrounds may cost more
With professional materials Pastels will last an incredibly long time with proper care.
They are actually superior to oils in that they will not crack
or darken over time and every bit as permanent. The pastels
of Degas and Cassatt were created back in the 1800's and
still just as beautiful as the day they were completed.
Professional Coloured Pencil will last an incredibly long time with proper care. They are actually superior to oils in that they will not crack or darken over time and every bit as permanent.
Original art is an investment not only valued monetarily.
Your painting will be appreciated by future generations, not
just by those who view it today. Acrylic paintings are
expected to have a longer life span than oil paintings, and
are considered more resistant to aging. That is, they develop cracks less often
than oil paintings and are more resistant to pressure..
Oil paints have a lot more pigment in them than Acrylics, allowing more vivid and reach colours. Oil paintings are valued more than other paintings. Even after a hundred years, the picture painted with oils will not lose its value and attractiveness
lightfast professional pastel or coloured pencil and pan pastel on 360g pastelmat card or 250g Bristol (unmounted & unframed)
Windsor and Newton professional Acrylic paints on box canvas or canvas board ( unmounted & unframed)
Windsor and Newton professional Oil paints on box canvas or canvas board. ( unmounted & unframed)
NB: Please allow a couple of months drying time for oil paints
FRAMING and MOUNTING
Professional framing is always recommended. If this is needed please allow another 2 weeks onto dealine and can average from 60 to 100 euro extra
Photo references can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org