Portrait commissions

Peggy – Watercolour commission from photograph


The process:
Your portrait starts with an initial sitting of pencil studies and photographic notes. Sittings for child portraits can take place where they feel most relaxed – in their own home. They can also be arranged in my studio on the southern edge of Bath if this is more convenient for you.
I will produce a photographic plan of the painting in advance, taking a 50% deposit only after this plan meets with your approval. There is another viewing nearer to completion when adjustments can be made. Once the final portrait is approved the second 50% payment is due.
I will use translucent, professional watercolours for your portrait on a “canvas” of acid-free watercolour board (which can be framed on top of the mount for a contemporary look) or primed wooden panel. There is more detail about my techniques here.

What clients have said:
“Thanks again Catherine, you’ve been a joy to work with and you’ve captured the girls beautifully. We will treasure the painting for many years.”
“So very pleased with the portraits – you have captured them both perfectly.”
“P absolutely loved the painting…There were quite a few tears shed by all concerned. Thank you again for such a lovely painting.”
“I just had to write and say how thrilled we both are with the portrait – it is amazing. I was so wowed by it when I saw it, I was speechless…I can’t wait to get the picture home.”
“absolutely beautiful portraits…I have just opened them and was in tears…I couldn’t have wished for more…thank you”

Giclee Prints:
Once your portrait is completed, I can create professional art prints of the image as a way of sharing the painting with loved ones. These make excellent family gifts. Framing and events unveiling are also available by arrangement.

Price guide (unframed):
Head and shoulder watercolour portrait on board: £950 (55cms square)
Other dimensions possible up to a maximum of 76 x 56cms.
Head and shoulder watercolour portrait on clay or wood panel: £1250 ( c.40 x 52cms)
Pencil portrait on paper: £350 (approx A3 size)
Other sizes available.
Oil portraits – please email for details.
Savings for multiple portraits in the same location.
Please email me for enquiries.

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