Portraiture will be done on archival quality artist panels (USA), or equivalent.
Initially I will offer small panels for head and neck, or head, neck and part of shoulders in two sizes (in inches – international standard. Height is given first).
16”x24” $1300 (couple portrait or larger single)
The works will be unframed but with a hanging wire attached if required. They will be executed in high quality oil paint and will need one month from the commencement of the work to complete, and allow some initial time for drying.
I prefer to work from digital images and would require a high-resolution jpeg or RAW image – this should ideally be about 2mb or higher, and other supporting images to gain a full appreciation of the subject’s appearance. Allowances can be made if that high quality image is not available.
Photographs of the subject should ideally be taken at the height of the subject, (not looking down on the subject), or from slightly below. The light should be flattering, not too contrasty and from a slight angle. I prefer a pleasant demeanour rather than in full smile but that is up to the photographer.
Larger ¾ length portraits or portraits on canvas are available. Prices can be given after details are known.
Some examples of my portraits are shown below.
50% of the commission cost will need to be paid up front to commence work.
Examples of Bruce's work below:
Dr Bob Jones, Renaissance Man. 122cm x 82cm