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My goal is to paint you a beautiful custom painting and if we decide to work together it is important we work to find the right subject matter and aesthetic. With specific regards to using reference photos, it may seem subjective but not all lovely, beautiful photos translate into painting. My painting particularly has a focus on colour and light; and a gestural abstract quality. 

Ideally a photo reference will be strong and striking, full of depth and light. However the photos do not have to be taken with a professional camera (a smart phone is fine). Note the following elements as a guide and I am also happy to provide visual examples if that helps. 

  • A reasonably high resolution photo (a strong clear image in focus)

  • Must have good clear light and shade (depth, contours, atmospheric perspective)

  • A light, bright, neutral background with few distracting elements unless relevant.

  • Ideally no heavily edited colours or filters.

Please email me to start the consultation process. Also note as I am represented by Taylor Jones & Son gallery, the gallery team will handle all pricing, logistics, shipping and packing, initial deposit (25%) and final payment. You can contact them here 

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