32 x 21 Inches
(Head & Shoulders)
The portrait commission begins with a series of photographs and colour studies either at the clients house or michael’s studio in East London.
This stage usually takes around 2-3 hours. More than a hundred photos are taken until a set of three are chosen that we both agree would make for a striking portrait.
Once this stage is complete michael paints a colour study and sketches a few tonal drawings to better inform the final painting.
an additional sitting towards the end of the commission is usually required for final adjustments.
The painting itself takes around 2-6 weeks to complete depending on Michael’s current commission schedule. Due to the nature of oils the commission is usually ready to be delivered within 2 - 3 months.
every portrait commission is unique and as such quotations should serve as a guide only.
scale, background detail and complexity, are all factors which must be taken into account.
Head & shoulders = £4,450
Half length = £5,250
Full Length = £6,950
Families and portraits of children are subject to individual quotes