This was commissioned from the Netherlands, but I was in Dallas so had to make do with photo’s. If at all possible I prefer to makes sketches from life. But I will take commissions using photographs.
And the internet makes it easy to send photos, make sketches and share them, and discuss the final painting.
The style was to be somewhat 18th century, a real state portrait! I used oils on marouflé, painting board, covered with Belgian portrait linen, this makes for a very stable panel, of very fine quality.
The final pencil sketch:
The painting in progress
The finished painting!