ALL PORTRAITS ARE ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED
Please, contact the artist for current fees. Price quotes for additional figures on the same canvas are available. Travel expenses for the artist are generally included in the fees. Taxes are also included but not the framing, shipping and insurances.
The commissioned portraits are delicately executed in a classical style reflecting the respect of the tradition where the art portraiture evolved. The artist may work with oil, pastel, charcoal, sanguine or silver point.
Oil portrait paintings are executed on heirloom quality, imported Belgian linen using the highest grade oils. The artist is using Kitty Wallis pastel paper Museum Grade with the finest pigment brand for the pastel portraits.
The first meeting can be either at the home of the subject or at the artist’s Studio. The basic composition, size, medium, pose, type of clothing, tone, background and lighting are all considered. At the next meeting, a photo session takes place by the artist of up to 100 pictures. About three portrait options will then be presented to the client. Additional photographs can be taken if necessary at a second photo shoot.
The artist uses the photos as reference material, only working from different images to produce the final painting. Whenever possible, the artist prefers to do final sitting from life, except for young children or animals. In the case of posthumous portraits, Clavet will work with whatever photo references are available to produce the same painterly quality.
The client is invited to view the painting towards the end and minor changes will happily be made.
The artist's sole goal is for you to absolutely adore the painting on your wall.
A non refundable 40% deposit is requested at the time of the initial photo shoot with a signed contract in the interest of both parties. The final payment is due upon portrait delivery. It takes about three weeks up to three months for the completion depending on whether the portrait is small or large.
An extra varnishing takes place a year later whenever possible at no extra cost. It takes that long for the oil to dry.