Child Portraits

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Child Portraits
This client spotted Fine Art Commissions while they were staying in St James’s. Sara suggested Nick Bashall for the commission. The sitter had an initial sitting before flying abroad, returning a week later for two more sittings before the painting was completed. We helped to ensure that the portrait would be completed within the time the client had without spoiling their holiday!

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The portrait was delivered this morning… It is everything I hoped it would be when I commissioned it and we are delighted with and enchanted by it. Thank you so much for introducing us to the artist. He is not only a wonderful artist but a terrific human being as well!

Mr Carnegie-Brown


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This portrait was commissioned after the client found the Fine Art Commissions website through Google. The portrait was a surprise birthday present and therefore the sittings were held at Rosalie’s studio. The client was especially drawn to Rosalie’s sketchier, unfinished, portraits.

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Thomas is very pleased with his portrait and Andrew wants his portrait to be painted again.

Ann Zitterkopf


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Fine Art Commissions recommended Nick Bashall to draw my daughter and he was absolutely the right choice.  He made the sittings fun for Isabella as he placed a mirror behind him so she could watch the progress. It was reassuring to know that if Nick was late for a sitting, or we didn’t like the portrait, Fine Art Commissions was in the background to step in and help.

HB


Child Portraits
We have helped numerous clients’ commission charcoal drawings as it is a fantastically malleable medium. Charcoal depicts the softness of children’s skin as well as capturing characterful faces and features. It is generally more affordable than oil and usually requires fewer sittings, which can be convenient for children’s (lack!) of concentration or for busy sitters who are unable to dedicate too much time to the process. Our general rule of thumb is that it is more worthwhile to commission a charcoal by an established portrait painter than an oil by a lesser practiced artist.

This portrait commission is an example of a traditional, tighter drawing style.

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This commission was a surprise Christmas present, which tends to carry an element of risk and we were careful to help the client choose an artist that we knew would do an excellent job within the given time frame. The portrait was very well received.

Child Portraits
Fine Art Commissions helps sitters decide the size of the portrait they want to commission. This charming portrait is an example of an under life size full length. The cost of commissioning a portrait is predominantly based on how much of the sitter(s) is in the portrait i.e. head and shoulders, half-length or full length. However under life size portraits are priced separately due to their size.

Child Portraits
This charming painting is an example of a head and shoulders portrait. Portrait commissions of children come with their own set of considerations and Fine Art Commissions offers advice on factors including the age of the child and what medium would suit them best.

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With similar attributes to charcoal, pastel has a delicate quality which makes it a popular medium for children’s portraits.

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The ‘boredom factor’ is something Fine Art Commissions takes into consideration when portraits of children are commissioned. This portrait of His Royal Highness Prince Christian of Denmark is a fantastic example of how to make the sitting process fun and light hearted. The artist played football with Prince Christian before sittings and the Prince’s posture was in fact his own idea.

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The artist was recommissioned to paint this private portrait after a corporate commission had been wonderfully received.

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The artist we suggested for this painting has a looser style, conveying a more relaxed feel which captures the atmosphere as well the sitter’s physical likeness. The movement of the dogs is depicted brilliantly.

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The client worked near Fine Art Commissions and asked for advice on choosing an artist to paint their children. The impressionistic, painterly style of this artist appealed to them. The inclusion of her ballet shoes was due to this being her favourite pastime.

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The artist who painted this portrait places the child against a gold foil background, which enhances the delicate skin tone of the girl's face.