The Portrait Process:

 

The portrait process will begin with an initial discussion over the phone or via email to review the client’s questions and preferences. Once questions have been answered and fees and location determined, the next step will be the photo shoot

of the subject.

 

Lighting is extremely important in painting a successful portrait so Philip prefers to take his own hi-resolution photography.

 

Philip will come to your location to set up for the photo shoot. The equipment used

in the shoot will consist of a light stand, camera, and tripod, and in some cases, a backdrop cloth. This set-up usually fits easily into most living rooms, but requires

at least a 9 foot ceiling.

 

The subject will then be posed into position and Philip will take as many pictures

of the subject as necessary until he gets the "perfect shot".

 

After the shoot the photos will be reviewed on location and Philip will take notes on any adjustments or photo combinations that might be needed. Sometimes there will be the need to combine several pictures to get the perfect one (i.e. The hands on photo #5 combined with the hair on photo #22 combined with the head position

on photo #12, etc…)

 

*A deposit of 1/3 the total fee is due at this stage.

 

Philip will then take all noted photo references back to his studio and will make a mock-up of what the finished subject will look like by digitally combining all of the photos into one.

 

After approval of the final photo reference by the client, Philip will then begin the painting process. During this process he will email photos of the painting in progress at different stages so the portrait can be viewed by the client as it comes to life.

 

*Another payment of 1/3 is due after the subject is largely completed (upon client's approval).

 

When the portrait is complete, Philip will send photos of the finished painting for your approval.  He will address any notes, if needed, and will deliver the portrait in person.

 

*Final balance of fee is due upon delivery.

 

Framing suggestions and cost can be provided upon request.

 

 

Something to think About

 

Size of Painting:  Where will this portrait hang in your home? Look around your home at possible locations that you may want to display the painting and note the space of the wall. Is it a full open wall from floor to ceiling or a more limited space like over the fireplace mantel?

 

 Keep in mind that the frame will add to the overall dimensions.

For example, a 16" x 20" canvas with a 2" wide frame will measure

20" x 24".

 

 

 

Portrait Process

The portrait process will begin with an initial discussion over the phone or via email to review the client’s questions and preferences. Once questions have been answered and fees and location determined, the next step will be the photo shoot

of the subject.

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Portrait Gallery

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Artist Bio

Philip S. Boyd attended the Ringling School of Art and Design in 1987. After receiving a degree in Illustration, he worked as an animation artist for Walt Disney Feature Animation for 15 years. His credits include "Beauty and the Beast".......

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