As an agency we need to know each artist’s painting process, and becoming the sitter is the most effective way of doing this. This portrait of Rosie was painted in three sittings, during the first sitting the original pose was restructured as the artist noticed she gravitated into the pose she now holds in the portrait. It is important details like this, knowing how an artist will handle a situation and make sure the client is comfortable, which is reassuring to know for future clients.
This is a charcoal drawing of Sara, the founder and Director of Fine Art Commissions. It is incredibly valuable for us as agents to sit for portraits, as we find out about the process of finishing a portrait and can also demonstrate the artist’s style and skilful ability to capture likeness to potential sitters.
The artist chose the pose for this portrait and finished the drawing in three sittings. On the last day of sitting, a friend of Sara’s adopted the role of Fine Art Commissions, suggesting that the mouth was a too severe and it was altered slightly.
It is incredibly valuable to have a second opinion and we are always here to say if something is not quite right.