GAIL TOINTON DAS PORTRAIT PAINTINGS
portraits in oil
Due to the nature of chalk, pastel portraits are usually painted just under life-size or larger, in order to capture sufficient detail. I use a high quality, acid free, artist's pastel paper.
Normally two to three sittings are required for a pastel portrait, though a preliminary sketch can take less than one hour (see children's quick portraits).
Group portraits consist of one or more portraits, and range from a group of head portraits to family groups.
Please allow one month for a pastel portrait to be completed. From £600
Portraits in Oil
Portraits in oil are painted on canvas or high quality acid free gessoed board. Small or large, they may require up to six sittings for a portrait when painted entirely from life, but when this isn't possible it's preferable to have at least the first and last sittings from life, most of the portrait being completed from 'photos.
Oil portrait paintings take longer to complete than pastel portraits, except for quick preliminary oil sketches done in one sitting. From £2,500
For enquiries or to Commission a Portrait
please call 07747 773 575 (UK)
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