Portrait Procedures

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Photos and studies for reference.  Generally I prefer to work from photos to avoid the hassle of hours of sitting for the subject. I prefer to use my own photos but can work from your photos as long as they're not protected by copyrights and are sufficient for reference purposes.

A meeting will be scheduled for a time and place where I may take photos and make study sketches if necessary. Once you agree on a general composition, the painting or drawing process can begin. If you wish, I can provide images of the painting or drawing in it's current state via email so you may provide input on the direction of the painting or anything you wish to have modified.

During the course of the painting, I may require additional photos and studies. If that happens, I will contact you to arrange a time to gather further study references. For portraits in oil, varnish can be applied for no extra fee* after 6 months** to give the painting a deeper and richer surface quality. Not only will it make the painting look better, it will also protect the surface of the painting to add years of life to your investment.

Decisions on location and dates for portrait sittings are reached by mutual agreement, based on the artist and sitter's schedules. The artist chooses the clothing and background, after consultation with the sitter. Should the artist be required to travel, costs for transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the patron. Framing costs are also to be paid by the buyer.

If you have any questions or if you would like a quote for a portrait, please feel free to contact me.



Tomas O'Maoldomhnaigh, Ballymacaula, Beechpark, Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland
Phone: + 353-65-6840801 or + 353-087-6149535 tomasartist@eircom.net
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