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Portrait Painting Process
Master Artist James Charles

Photo Submission

Client commissioned a three subject, 22" x 24", family portrait painting using sepia tones. The process began when the client emailed reference photographs.

Photos to be used in a portrait painting

Composition Sketches

Week 1: The client received the following emailed composition sketches designed to fit the desired canvas size.

Sketches of family for portrait painting

Approved Modified Layout
Client and artist collaborated on refinements and an additional proof was emailed.

Final portrait painting sketch of family

Color Study
Week 2: Client received color study of portrait in desired sepia tones.

Portrait painting color study by artist James Charles

Portrait Painting Proof
Week 3: Emailed proof featuring completed subjects.

Finished portrait painting

Final Closeup Images Approved
Proof shows close-up on each subject compared to original image.

portrait painting subjects before and after

Client Reviews Possible Frame Option Proofs

Upon final approval, client chose to receive proofs of the completed portrait in multiple frame styles. Below are a few.

Portrait painting in royal2 frame

Portrait painting in vintage frame

Portrait painting in royal frame

Final Frame Selection
The second round of frame proofs included an enlargement, close-up, and detailed diagram of the final frame selection.

portrait painting close-up

portrait painting frame

Custom Framed Portrait Painting Shipped
Week 4: The commissioned portrait painting in custom framed shipped and arrived fully insured and ready to hang on pre-strung hanging wire and supplied weight appropriate wall hook.

Portrait painting in brentwood frame

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