Watercolor Portrait Painting in Color
I sincerely appreciate your interest in having me create a fine art portrait painting or drawing, for yourself or to give as a gift. I refer to your recent or older photos, perhaps of a loved one who has passed away.
Clients send a variety of reference photographs to give me clues about a loved one's features.
My goal is not only to draw or paint a flattering and accurate likeness, but also an extraordinary portrait that will bring you great joy and comfort.
It’s exciting for me to paint and watch each unique portrait take on a life of its own.
Please contact me for an estimate or with any questions. I will be very happy to hear from you and there is no obligation.
Each of my watercolor portraits begins with a drawing in charcoal or pen and ink.
Some portraits are left quite loose, with part or all of the drawing visible. Others are completely finished paintings with detailed backgrounds and no apparent drawing remaining.
Let me know which style you prefer … a looser watercolor drawing or a more finished watercolor painting … or maybe a combination of the two.
Portraits may be in color, black and white, or sepia.
Watercolor Portrait Painting in Black & White
However ... if you email reference photos with adults, children, babies, or pets already in compatible poses, I might be able to merge the photos into a convincing portrait source. I want to create a beautiful and believable portrait for you, so please send high resolution photos in which I can see faces, bodies and extremities accurately posed. Thank you
Your portrait will be a one-of-a-kind luxury work of art, made just for you. I am detail-oriented and take the time needed to create a stunning portrait, meeting your special preferences and requests.
I draw and paint your portrait by hand, stroke by stroke from scratch, using a stylus and graphics tablet. My artworks bridge the best of both worlds—traditional watercolor painting and the latest technology.
I do not manipulate your photos in any way. I use your photos only for reference and inspiration.
As I create your drawing or painting, referring closely to each photo, my goal is to elevate your snapshot to a fine art portrait.
Watercolor Portrait Painting in Sepia
Watercolor Portrait Drawing in Black & White
Watercolor Portrait Drawing in Sepia
Watercolor Portrait Drawing in Color
Pricing depends on the length of time a project will take to complete. Some take me several days and others take many weeks.
Each hand-crafted custom portrait is unique, requiring a different amount of time.
Please contact me for a free estimate or to be placed on my schedule.
Watercolor Portrait Drawing in Black and White with Pen&Ink
Watercolor Portrait Drawing in Color with Pen&Ink
I’m looking forward to hearing from you and creating a portrait you will love forever. Please contact me with any questions, for an estimate, or just to chat.