Portrait Ordering Information
The Process When Ordering A Custom Portrait
This order information will quickly give you an idea about my ordering process. If you require any assistance with your order, do not hesitate to contact me at any time.
Choosing Your Photos
Choose some of your best photos of your subject. I look at one main photograph when painting, but would love to have a choice of several photos in order to see the true personality and coloring. The photos must be big, clear and sharp.
Contact me with your photos and let me know your requirements and thoughts. Photos sent through regular mail will be returned along with the completed portrait. If you sent photos for approval, which I for some reason could not work from, I will return them free of charge.
I create digital composites with your photos, depending on your requirements and wishes. You may add a different background, include elements, delete unwanted items and include several subjects into the scene.
The photos other then those of your subjects which will be painted, doesn't need to be provided by yourself. After the composit is completed with your requested alternations, it works as a visualization guide for the final artwork.
Choose Medium and Style
My portraits are individually hand-painted with traditional painting techniques. I paint and draw in several different mediums and two styles, view my complete price-list. To find out more about the differences between mediums and styles, view my Medium & Style Guide.
Once tthe desition upon medium, style and size has been made, you can visit my Portrait Ordering page to make your deposit payment. I take half of the amount to start working on your portrait. I will then create a composite from your photos in a photo editing software.
The deposit is refundable, minus a 5% fee taken by the Payment Gateways, plus possible time spent on your photo composition. Your payment is safe and secure, actual payments are done on VeriSign Trusted Servers with SSL Certificates. I accept most major credit or debit cards.
Painting Progress and Final Scan
You will have the benefit of following the entire painting progress on my Blog and make suggestions as I'm painting your Portrait. It is is a very popular feature and it's the perfect way to keep you updated at all times.
The Simple Process
Client list - Current clients are shown as a list of photos to the left in my blog.
Portrait creation - I photograph the portrait in various stages and post them for you to see how far I've got in the process. It takes from 6 to 80 hours to complete a portrait, depending on medium, style and size among other things.
Final scan - I scan the final portrait and post it in my blog to ensure that you are happy with the completed portrait. Even though your portrait is completed you can still request possible alternations.
Take the chance to get your portrait framed with a framing which will enhance and protect it for generations. The framings are in highest possible quality, provided by my professional framer and wholesaler. Visit framing info here »
Prints of Your Portrait
If you would like to share your painting with family and friends or just have a copy to enjoy at your work or summer house, I can provide multiple Prints of the Portrait I painted for you. Visit prints of your portrait info here »
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Balance Payment, Packaging and Delivery
The balance is paid once the portrait is completed and approved by you. All portraits are packed carefully to help prevent any damage when it's sent. Shipping costs depends on which part of the world you are located.
Once the package is sent it arrives within a few days in Europe and 7 up to 14 days overseas. Observe that shipping can take longer around Christmas.