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Oil portraits- Corporate, public and personal portraits
To commission portraits write us and tell us how and when we can reach you so as to schedule a private consultation with the artist.
The artist has the experience to paint portraits to match a wide range of budgets. We only charge what it takes for us to do our best to make you look your best. We must talk about what you expect before we can quote a fair price. Fees vary depending on the amount of time it will take to produce the painting. Factors that affect that time are size, attention to detail, the amount of preliminary drawings, the number of photo sessions and the travel expenses. No matter what the portrait costs its value far exceeds it's price. After all, portraits are a priceless part of history and can last centuries. In four generations, if there isn't a portrait of you somewhere, nobody will remember you. Your portrait is your stamp in history
How do I commission a portrait? A portrait begins with a conversation between us about your wishes and the resources available to produce the artwork. Though the artist is comfortable painting from life most portraits are done from photographs for many reasons. The sittings generally take from one to three hours. We prefer to take our photographs indoors so as to model the shadows on the face and minimize the squinting. The color scheme is based on colorswatches of your skin tones and general sorroundings that we paint during our initial sitting.
How long does it take?
The time it takes to paint the portrait depends on the scope of the project. We are committed to complete the work in a timely fashion. Rush jobs are accepted, but may require some additional fees. The job is not complete until both parties are well satisfied with the results. May I provide my own photographs?
You may provide your own photographs if need be. I prefer to take my own photographs, because it gives me a chance to get to know my subject, compose the painting, and the opportunity of painting color samples from life.
We make a charcoal drawing based on our photographs to give us a good idea of what the portrait will look like. Additional drawings and photography sessions are possible for a reasonable price. May I commission drawings? Yes, you may commission drawings. They are a very affordable way to commission a portrait. Prices vary.
On the Tennessee
Elenita en la Playa
Fergus Reid Buckley
Official and Public Portrait Commissions
The King of Spain, La Gran Peña de Madrid The Honorable James L. Buckley, the United States Court of Appeals, Washington, DC
The Honorable Robert F. Chapman, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Courthouse, Columbia, SC
The Honorable Thomas G. Cooper, SC Circuit Court, Kershaw County Courthouse RT RV Theodore DuBose Bratton, 9th Chancellor of the University of the South, Sewanee, TN
The Venerable William Sterling Claiborne, Archdeacon of Sewanee, Otey Memorial Parish, Sewanee, Tn Mr. John H. Daniels, CEO & President of Archer Daniels Midlands, The Kershaw County Center for the Arts Mr. William F. Buckley, JR, the National Review Building Lobby, New York
Mr. James L. Ferguson, former CEO General Foods Mr. T. “Junior” Benning, CEO Benning, General Contractors of America Building, Georgia Branch Mr. Crayton McMaster, Chairman of the Board The College of Charleston, Board Room, SC Mrs. Nita Milliken Converse College Milliken Art Center, Spartanburg, SC Mr. Hilton Kramer, revered New York Times art critic New Criterion Magazine of New York
Mr. Jeff McMahon, Rhodes Scholar, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Hon Thomas G. Cooper
Hon Mikell R. Scarborough
Dr. Eric W, Naylor
Rt Rv John DuBose Bratton
King Juan Carlos I
The Milliken and Company Portraits
The following portraits of retiring Board Members of Milliken and Company were commissioned by Mr. Roger Milliken, with a grain of salt-
Mr. Ernest Deavenport, Jr. Former President Eastman Corporation, Director of the Milliken Board Mr. Jack Krol, Former President DuPont Corporation Mr. Livio Desimone, Chief Executive Officer, 3M Corporation Dr. Ashley Allen, Chief Executive Officer Milliken and Company Dr. Buddy Malone, President, Milliken and Company Dr. Thomas Clontz, Division President, Milliken and Company Dr. Robert Laidlaw, Former President Coats and Clark, Mexico Dr.Thomas O. Daisey, Former President Sandia Laboratories Dr. Buck Rogers, Former Senior International Marketing Director for IBM Mr. Gerrish Milliken, Former President Milliken and Company
Mr. Minot Milliken, Milliken and Company Guest House
Dr. Buddy Malone, President, Milliken and Company
Mr. Jack Krol, Former President DuPont Corporation
Gone Fishing, Mr. Ernest Deavenport, Former CEO Eastman,painted for Roger Milliken