When possible, Mr. Ennis prefers meeting with the client early in the process to discuss setting, mood, pose, and wardrobe. This is sometimes possible the evening before the sitting, over the phone or through email as circumstances allow.
The artist will photograph the subject with a digital camera and download the images onto a laptop computer for review. Together with the client, Mr. Ennis will select an image that will serve as reference for the final portrait.
After returning to his studio, the artist creates a small digital color study indicating the intended composition and final dimensions, and shares this with the client for approval. This allows for the client to preview what the portrait will look like and creates an opportunity for the client to offer final comments before the painting begins.
The artist will then complete the portrait. While most portraits are done from photographs, he encourages live sittings when possible.
Portrait fees begin at $5,500. Please contact the artist for details. email@example.com (215)428-9094