Portrait Commissions in Oils

Portrait Commissions in Oils
Portrait Commissions in Oils.

Clients regularly approach Fiona, a Scottish portrait artist, having seen her work either in a commercial gallery or on this website, or through a personal referral, and commission a portrait for themselves. Fiona is a highly accomplished portrait painter, based in Scotland in the UK, whose favourite subject matter for any of her paintings is the human figure. Her clients come from a very wide range of backgrounds and interests and not only commission portraits of themselves but also often their family members, especially children, friends and other acquaintances. Some clients request just a simple picture of their head and others prefer a full-length pose, a painting from behind or a nude. Fiona offers a very discreet and private service and images of the sitter, and the painting itself, will never be discussed or shared unless permitted by the client.

In an ideal situation Fiona will begin the portrait painting process by sketching and photographing her subjects in real life, either in her studio or in the client’s house. This process usually takes most of a day. Fiona then returns to her studio, without the client, to complete the painting by working from her original sketches and photographs. The length of time taken to complete a portrait varies tremendously taking into account factors such as size and the number of people in the painting, but is generally 2 to 4 weeks.

The first, and perhaps most important, stage in the process is to have a look through Fiona’s figurative work, and the small selection of her past portrait commissions below, and decide whether her style of painting is the type of thing you are looking for. If it is then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we would be delighted to discuss your ideas with you and send you complete details of pricing discuss the various options such as sizes. As a guide, a full colour portrait of one person on a 30x30cm sized canvas will cost around £650 unframed.

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