Ideally subject/s will sit for a minimum of one two-hour session. I sketch, paint and take photos to use as additional reference material enabling painting to continue out-with sittings. Whilst painting from life is preferable there are many reasons why this isn’t always possible and special circumstances require different approaches. How long a portrait is likely to take depends on many factors including the sitter’s and my availability/the complexity of the composition/how the painting is progressing etc. all aspects for negotiation and discussion at the outset.
Whilst most portraits are commissioned and can take weeks or months to complete I have included a selection from 36 portraits of volunteers completed, from life, as a time-limited (4-6 hours) exercise during 2019. Also included here are 2 of the 4, free, portraits painted as part of the #portraitsfornhsheroes initiative.
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