If you are privileged enough to have such galleries in your town or city, you may have spent time wandering through its corridors. And if you have had the good fortune to go abroad for your annual vacation, you may have paid one or two of those cities’ world famous art galleries a visit. You may have also noticed that to visit these galleries, you would have to set aside an entire day. It is a different world altogether. And today, local oil portrait artists are also contributing their share of greatness.
Yes, even you could commission a fine artist today. You would have to check and see what he or she is prepared to charge for the portrait you have in mind. And you would also need to check and see how much of your personal time needs to be taken over this enterprise. The fact remains that whether it is just you alone or your family, you would need to sit for your portrait. There is a good reason for this.
All the finer details and nuances of your outlines, from tip to toe, even down to what you will be wearing, need to be captured. The time spent sitting for your oil portrait does not need to take that long. Today’s commercial fine artists have the skill and enterprise to make the sitting as comfortable, convenient and pleasant for you as possible. Two things could happen here. On the one hand, he or she will just be taking a pencil or charcoal-drawn sketch.
And on the other hand, he or she will be utilizing photographic skills. And that’s it then. The next time you see your artist will be when he or she has completed the oiled work.