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THE MAKING OF A CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT

Some refer this to a Modigliani style and others will say Abstract Figurative. Although the appearance is far from the realist approach, I find this at times more entertaining to the artistic eye.

The model was like an exotic bird, so I painted her eyelashes into feathers. A few of these feathers are found through an intricate design that's fashionably placed upon her head. Her slender form is exaggerated by the stick figure in her forearms and wrists.

I create the mood of the character and exaggerate the emotion.

Dianne Lynn Benanti





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BENANTI

PORTRAITS


BENANTI COMMISSIONS

BENANTI PORTRAITS START AT $8,300.00 USD

A 50% DEPOSIT IS DUE BEFORE THE MAIN CONSULTATION. 25% OF THE DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

Similar to her other portrait procedures, Dianne can work with photographs that have already been taken, yet the image should have a symmetrical style, and if it is not, she will have a rendering of what will be exaggerated within the first few weeks.

MAIN CONSULTATION:

Once deposit is received, an appointment will be made with the client. The process is not necessary but recommended. The Palm Springs and surrounding areas include 2 to 3 hours of consultation. This can be done at the convenience of the clients home.

Certain details about the persons character or interests will be infused into the painting. How will family and friends remember the subject? Any background theme or even images from other articles can be brought up at that time.

A color palette can be used at the time of interview. Digital photos can be taken of each color and will be emailed to the client as a courtesy. (Shades of the colors chosen will also be used.)

If the piece is going into your home, Dianne would like to see where the piece will be located. A picture may be taken of this area.

All this can be done by home appointment, emails and or phone consultations. If the picture is similar to what is required, a charcoal rendering will be applied directly to the canvas.

Once the direction of the theme is settled, A charcoal rendering of the image applied to canvas will be emailed. Any discussions can be made at that time. Once approved- a copy of this image will be faxed over for you to sign. Your contract will however state that the image is subject to minor changes while the painting process occurs.

Just before completion, Dianne will email you the painting. Any discussions can be made at that time.

Remaining fee is due before shipment. All applicable taxes, framing and shipping are additional.