How to Commission a painting|How to commission a portrait

The commissioning of a portrait is a journey in close connection and cooperation between the artist and the sitter. 

With great pleasure I can make a painting for you in the fields of portrait, nude, landscape or ocean themes.

Here are some generally informations about how to commission a fina art painting, or how to commission a portrait painting. Also you can commission a fine art replication on request.

Prozess:

First of all I want to stress out that it is absolutely necessary to get to know each other personally and to clarify the details of the order before placing an order. Pictures are usually realized in a combination of a real meeting and photo shoots. Depending on the time available, and depending on the subject, this process is defined together. 

Afterwards you will receive a binding offer from me with installment payment steps.

In my approach of portrait painting I try to keep the working process as efficient and profitable as possible.

Therefore I prefer the following procedure, which depends on the subject and the stile wanted (one person, several people, background etc., when do the persons have time)

Getting to know each other - clarification of the main points:

As allready mentioned it is extremely important to get to know each other personally and exchange information about whom the painting is intended for, for what occasion, what size it should be, in what style it should be painted, when it should be finished, where it will be hung, etc. These are all essential factors to create a basic concept for the painting.

process:

 

Usually 5-10 sessions

are necessary depending on the size of the painting and the number of people.

 

- 1st meeting - Composition

First personal meeting. Search for the desired composition and pose of sitter and theme, light and shadow. In the process I make sketches and possibly some photos. Duration about 1-3 hours depending on the picture.

- 2nd meeting - sketches and photos

Sketches and photos are created. I prefer a mixture of live sittings and photos, because in my experience this is the most efficient way. During live sittings I control light and shadow, expression and the general appearance and effect, whereas the photos allow me to check the details.

2-5 hours 

- 3rd meeting - "The Carton"

Discussion of the "carton", this is the first sketch, which is made on cardboard or paper and then transferred to the canvas. This is an essential appointment, as all the important points of the composition are fixed here and should not be changed later.

1-2 hours

- 4th meeting: 

Presentation of the Umbra execution and briefing

1-2 hours

5th meeting:

Presentation of the first colour application/layer and intermediate discussion

1-2 hours, or online

6th meeting: 60% of completion

 

Presentation of the image after various color applications and/or layers, and intermediate discussion

This is a very important date, as minor changes can still be made here without extrem much effort, and the image is already recognizable as such to the layperson.

1-3 hours depending on the picture

7th meeting: preliminary presentation

The picture is 95% finished and it can be discussed about last glazes.

1-3 hours depending on the picture

 Price I Hand over I Duration until completition

Handover of the finished picture to the client. Shipping or delivery is also possible, but I would prefer a personally hand over.

 

Academic Sketch I Academic | Dietro Aria or Sfumato |

The price for an academic Sketch starts at €2.500. (40x53cm as an example) Depending on the format and number of persons, details etc. up to € 5.000.

Duration until completion: approx. 1-2 months depending on details an size.

 

The price for an academic picture starts at €4.500. (40x53cm as an example) Depending on the format and number of persons, details etc. up to € 50.000.

Duration until completion: approx. 3-9 months depending on details an size.

 

 

The price for a painting in Dietro Aria technique starts at €15.000. (40x53cm as an example) Depending on the format and number of people, details etc. 

Duration until completion: approx. 6-18 months.

Nelli 2017 Pencil on Paper Vica Pencils drawing Example Academic Sketch by Stan Bert Singer
Vica  Example Academic Painting by Stan Bert Singer
Enzhe Example Dietro Aria Technique by Stan Bert Singerhe - Where are you_
Pencil and charcoal Example Academic Sketch by Stan Bert Singer
Stefan  Example Academic Painting by Stan Bert Singer
Enzhe Example Dietro Aria Technique by Stan Bert Singer
Vica Pencils drawing Example Academic Sketch by Stan Bert Singer
Dimitry Example Academic Painting by Stan Bert Singer
Examples Academic Sketch
price: € 2.500.- > and up
Pencil and charcoal Example Academic Sketch by Stan Bert Singer
Nelli 2017 Pencil on Paper Vica Pencils drawing Example Academic Sketch by Stan Bert Singer
Vica Pencils drawing Example Academic Sketch by Stan Bert Singer
Examples Academic Portrait
Stefan  Example Academic Painting by Stan Bert Singer
Vica  Example Academic Painting by Stan Bert Singer
Dimitry Example Academic Painting by Stan Bert Singer
price: € 4.500.- > and up
Examples "Dietro Aria Technique" & Sfumato
Enzhe Example Dietro Aria Technique by Stan Bert Singer
Enzhe Example Dietro Aria Technique by Stan Bert Singerhe - Where are you_
Lady with the Ermine Example for Sfumato Technique by Stan Bert Singer
price: € 15.000.- > and up

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Lady with the Ermine Example for Sfumato Technique by Stan Bert Singer