ARTSTART - ART SCHOOL
Studio 14, Star Brewery,
Castle Ditch Lane,
Lewes, BN7 1YJ,
Pet portraits make a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Portraits can be painted from a photo provided or I can come and take photos and meet you and your pet at home (East Sussex area only).
Method of working
I would initially talk to you about the type of painting you are looking for. Whether its for your home, or a gift.
In my work, i look for unusual angles and light, I am excited by the tones and colours in the shadows. I often add in elements that I feel will enhance the painting as I am working out the composition - such as plants or a bird, but not before agreeing it with you.
I paint in oil paint or chalk pastels, working with large brushes which makes my work more loose and expressive. I keep my palette fresh by separating colours using several different brushes. This gives the colour in my work a radiant, intensity.
Agreeing the commission
I would give you a sketch of the layout initially, once approved I would commence the painting, this would take approximately 2 weeks to complete, dependent on workload. So please bear this in mind for presents.
Deposit and Payment
I would take a 25% deposit before starting work and the rest on completion. If you would like to discuss a commission further please contact me,by clicking below. Or by calling 07989552465.
Oil Painting (single portrait from photo)
8 x 11 inches = £250
16 x 20 inches = £350
20 x 24 inches = £500
Pastel Painting - painting from photo in chalk pastels
8 x 11 inches = £175
16 x 20 inches = £250