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Portrait Procedure:
   For customers out of the area, the following information will be
   as appropriate:
-  At an initial meeting with the client, various aspects of the portrait
   will be discussed such as size, setting, pose, clothing, formal vs.
   informal.  This meeting will also provide an opportunity to have any
   questions answered.
-  Portraits are painted from photos which will be taken by the artist
   during a second meeting.  When appropriate, the first two meetings
   may been combined.
-  After reviewing the photos, one will be chosen as the basis for the
   portrait, and all other portrait decisions will be finalized.
-  For various reasons, the client may need to provide the photo. 
   Photos provided will be used at the artist discretion.
-  When the customer provides the photo, it is requested in addition to
    the main photo, reference photos be provided to help give a better
    idea of the personality, coloring, etc.  of the subject.
-  The portrait will then be created using the chosen photo, notes and
    other information gathered.  As the painting progresses, if possible,
    the subject should come to the studio for colors and details to be
    checked.  The artist may also request to borrow the clothing.
-  Once started, depending on the size and detail, a portrait will take
   approximately 4 - 12 weeks to complete.  An approximate completion
   date will be given.  However, it should be noted that the quality of the
   painting will never be sacrificed for the sake of the deadline.
                   If you are interested in a Portrait in Oil byVirgilla
          Call 623-204-9686 or E-mail Virgilla at
                        Virgilla will be happy to answer your questions
      and assist you in starting the process of having a portrait created.


Reference Photo


"Matt and Christi"
22 X 28
Commissioned Oil Painting