Watch A Portrait Painting Come to Life

Professionally, carefully crafted oil paintings take time and skill.

Here are some of the steps that were involved in a recent portrait of a lovely young woman and the stunning horse she loves, commissioned by the girl’s loving grandmother.

First, I visited with the client and took many photos of the girl interacting with her horse, and then searched through the photos looking for ones that captured their personality and relationship. There was a client-visit to the studio to see paintings of different sizes and to help them decide on the right size for them.

The video below starts with me sketching up some of the collector’s favorite poses, to help with decision making. When the focus is narrowed down to just the young woman and horse, it’s easier to see what will come through in the portrait painting.

Here is a video showing how the painting came together from sketch to completion:

If you’re ready to get your portrait painting started, contact me.