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pastel portraits

portraits in oil

Pastel Portraits

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

red chalk portraitblack and white pastel portrait
oil portrait of young womanoil portrait sketch
pastel portrait of woman with handcharcoal head portrait oil portrait of man half lengthoil portrait of child as fairy
oil portrait of boy
pastel head and shoulder portraitcolour pastel portrait of childoil portrait of boy, head and shoulders
pastel portrait of boycolour pastel portrait of girlfamily portrait in oilportrait in oil, three quarter length
pastel portrait of childpastel half length portraitportrait in oil of boy
portrait in oil of child

For enquiries or to Commission a Portrait

please call 07747 773 575 (UK)



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