At the initial meeting, Ms. Embry ascertains what the client would
like to see in the portrait and estimates the approximate size of
the piece. Then she determines whether it will include pets, for
instance, or special objects, elaborate backgrounds, etc., and how
the client wishes to see the image whether it be formal or casual.
This can be changed somewhat but once the work has gotten under
way the size of the piece cannot be altered.
The artist prefers to rely on photographs exclusively, which she
takes in approximately a three-hour session. She creates numerous
compositions by means of the camera. She then confers with the client
to see which poses, etc. they like best and can do a sketch if so
desired. But the photograph or photographs chosen will be the basis
of the portrait. Ms. Embry will use the photographs supplied by
the client when necessary, but prefers doing the photography herself
whenever possible. If more photographs are needed to complete the
work another brief session will be scheduled with the sitter.
Upon completion of the portrait, the artist will send a detailed,
professionally photographed copy of the painting for the client's
approval. Once approved, Ms. Embry will deliver the portrait or
make arrangements for shipping.
Head and Shoulders
|Three-quarter figure with hands
| Full Length Figure
|Specifically requested detailed backgrounds
For a group composition of three or more there will be a
15% discount off the total portrait price.