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THE MAKING OF A PORTRAIT
“Painting portraits must be more than just the picture itself. A certain light such as intrigue or romanticism must shine through in every piece”
- Dianne Lynn Benanti
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TRADITIONAL
OIL
PORTRAITS
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Jfk_eyes
Oil on Canvas
(above) 22x28

Dianne painted his eyelids with a drop of red... naming the piece




"The Eyes Of Ireland"

PORTRAIT OIL COMMISSIONS

If you are looking for a well established portrait artist with award winning resumes,
Dianne refers you to visit www.portraitartist.com

She mentions this site because her portrait time is few and far between.

Dianne's primary focus is contemporary art.

Oil portrait commissions start at $4700.00 USD

Dianne will only work from photographs.

Customary composition of head and shoulders:

16”x 20” 20”x 24” to 22”x 28”

Detailed backgrounds and any other special requests are additional.

Applicable taxes, framing and shipping are additional.

Prices will exceed upon the following requests:

Half figure with hands: 18” x 22” to 24” x 30”

Three-quarters: 24” x 36” to 30” x 40”

Full figure: Sizes will vary on image

Applicable taxes, framing and shipping are additional.

50% deposit is due at signing.

Procedure

Once Dianne has viewed the photo by email, an initial conversation about the work will take place either by phone or studio visit.

Size, price, framing and other details are discussed.

A contract stating the commission will be faxed over. Once signed, a 5x7 or 8x10 copy of the original photograph must be sent by mail.

Just before completion, Dianne will send via email the outcome of your portrait...any discussions can be made at that time.

Delivery is between 5-7 months on standard pieces. Detailed and larger pieces are between 6 to 8 months. Remaining total is due before portrait is delivered.