Chris will meet the client to discuss the requirements for the commissioned work and establish relevant details including content, dimensions and timings. Chris will take notes to establish all the details of the proposed painting including content, dimensions and timings. In the case of a portrait, Chris may take some initial reference photographs and if convenient, execute a few rough sketches so that he can prepare a visual of what the final painting might look like.
Chris will present some sketches of the proposed painting for the client’s comments and approval. Chris will organise any sittings or appointments with the client in order to compile his sketches and reference shots and will commence work on the painting. A total fee for the final completed painting will also be proposed at this point and upon the client’s agreement, a payment will be required amounting to 50% of the total agreed fee for the commission.
Chris will combine pencil and watercolour sketches with reference photographs to work out the final specifications of the final painting.
Having arranged the final composition, Chris will create a pencil drawing of the finished piece, prepared at the actual size of the final work. This will be presented to the client and upon its approval the commissioned painting will be carried out and completed within the agreed deadline.
The finished work will be presented to the client for approval prior to framing.