Lord's Art is very proud to offer professional portraits by world renowned Christian artist Stephen S. Sawyer. A portrait is the ultimate gift for someone, something so special and unique that will be enjoyed for many many years to come, and never forgotten.
The price shown is for the 24x36" Full Body portrait. Also available in 30x40" size please refer to drop down box for pricing.
Stephen Sawyer's Commission Procedure
It is very nice when a person commissioning a portrait is available to sit for the painting of their portrait. However, since this is very time consuming many people prefer photography.
I make the camera session as entertaining and informative as I can. I take hundreds of photos and the length of time involved is generally one to three hours. When children are involved we work as quickly as possible and take as many breaks as needed to keep the child fresh and happy. When the photos are finished, I go through them several times to select the poses and lighting that I know will give the best portrait. I show those photos to the client with the intention of discovering which photo best displays their personality. Viewing of the photos can be the same day as the photo session. Generally we have a perfect photo for the oil portrait with one photo session, however, if there is need for additional photos we arrange for another sitting.
After the selection has been made, the client initials the back of the photograph. This is their visual contract with me. They know that I have promised them a portrait that meets and exceeds every quality that is represented by the selected photograph.
For those clients who wish to see the portrait before I present it as finished, I make sure the face is absolutely accurate, regardless of the stage of completion. I usually send a photo or e-mail an image of the progress. It always delights them to see the painting in progress. I receive half of my commission in advance and the balance upon completion. Payment arrangements can be tailored to suit your needs. I accept credit card payments as well. Highest quality custom framing is an additional service we offer. I personally deliver the painting when possible; otherwise your painting will be packed, insured and shipped to you.