Daniel Greene in his studio
In some cases the sitters and I have put together background elements
that are especially meaningful to the subject and indicate some of the
sitter's special interests. If we can discuss the concept of the portrait,
I am sure that we could jointly arrive at exactly the right tone to convey
your wishes. I would, of course, be delighted should an oil portrait commission
materialize; the size and cost of which we can determine on that occasion.
My normal arrangement is to come with my photographer and spend approximately
an hour taking photographs of the subject. If there is to be an elaborate
background the session will take an additional hour. When the photographs
are completed, we then collaborate on selecting the material that will
serve as the basis for the painting. I then work on the portrait in my
studio in North Salem and later require a final sitting of three hours,
preferably in my studio, but it could also be at your location. I can
also paint the portrait entirely from life in my studio or on location,
and depending on the size of the portrait and medium, it would take approximately
three to seven sittings of three hours each. I require a one-third deposit
to reserve my time and the finished portrait is usually completed within
The framing is not included. All of my work is completely guaranteed and
the posing process is always very pleasant.
APPROXIMATE DELIVERY TIME
Normally, delivery is within approximately 3 - 4 months. If you have a
special requirement, let us know.