When most people think of painted portraits they think of oil painting and with good reason for most portraits are done in oil. Although he has done numerous oil paintings, Ol' Don prefers the looks of watercolors and would be pleased to do a portrait in watercolor of the subject of your choice.
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Portraits are available in two sizes, 12"x18" (305mm x 457mm) or 18"x24" (457mm x 609mm). While the smaller size is well suited for a single individual image (as shown in the photo to portrait transition example on the right at the top of the page) the larger size is recommended for a double portrait or for a more involved composition (as shown in the cropped version of "The Basket Weaver" on the left at the of the page). Since photographs are not always color correct several photographs are required in order to recreate true skin tones and hair color as accurately as possible. For a single portrait in the large format the preferred pose photograph needs to be identified. Any additional notes which would contribute to the success of the project should be included as well.
The finished paintings are shipped flat and ready to be taken to the framer of your choice for matting and framing. Since mat colors and frame style preferences vary from individual to individual according to personal decorating schemes Ol' Don does not offer framing.
The 12"x18" single portraits are $195.00 (US funds). The double portraits or expanded composition portraits are $295.00 (US funds). Reference photographs and your finished painting are sent priority mail and your payment will not be deposited until your painting is ready to ship. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for the completion of your special portrait. To order send your reference photographs and a check or money order to:
Hohenwald, TN, USA 38462