COMMISSIONING A PAINTING OR DRAWING
A bespoke Portrait is a unique gift for someone special, to record a moment in time, a birthday, wedding or anniversary. In her portraits Victoria seeks to capture the essential persona and unique character of the sitter, in conjunction with creating an obvious likeness. An alternative to commissioning an oil painting is a charcoal or pencil drawing, which offers a quintessential black and white interpretation of the sitter. Equally, a vignette or partially completed oil study can give a very vibrant expression which is particularly suitable for portraits of young children. Other options include; family/or group portraits, head/and shoulders, 3/4 or full-length, single /or double portraits. Other subjects can include for example a view of a house, interior or a still life of greatly treasured objects. By using high quality oil pigments in the form of glazes this offers a luminosity together with an exceptional permanency, which far exceeds the life of ordinary photographs or digital prints.
The commissioning process is very simple, an initial meeting to discuss the composition, medium and style, within the available budget and is without a fee. Ideally this is followed by a few sittings, together with reference photographs, or if this proves difficult then a portrait can be completed solely with the use of reference photographs.