Building a House Portrait
The first step after an estimate is agreed
upon is to photograph the house or to obtain reference from the client, especially if the location is not nearby.
After photographing the home and conferring with my client I develop a tentative black and white sketch, which may include color swatches.
Working in shapes and values and a lot of the landscape, I would share this step with my client for review and approval. At this point many changes can still be made.
Filling in the shadows and finalizing the details, I would submit this to my client for approval, with small revisions still possible.
The final painting is delivered with a matte, and I can provide help with framing as well.