COMMISSIONS

Dan  Val are happy to accept both painting and photography commissions for whatever subject you may wish, be it a favourite pet, a landscape, a portrait of your home or office, or a portrait of a loved one, (even one deceased provided there is a good quality photograph).

 

Dan  Val are happy to accept both painting and photography commissions for whatever subject you may wish, be it a favourite pet, a landscape, a portrait of your home or office, or a portrait of a loved one, (even one deceased provided there is a good quality photograph).

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Old Master Copies

Ever wanted more than just a print of your favourite painting? Dan can paint you a copy in the style and manner of the original, and same size if practical.

Commissioning a Portrait

I can paint from life or from photographs or a combination of both.

The painting of your portrait will begin with an initial meeting during which ideas about pose and background colouring will be discussed. The actual size of the painting would also be discussed at this time, as this will effect the final composition. There will then follow a photography session, which usually takes place at the same time, where the subject or subjects, will be photographed in various ways, the principal aim being to obtain a “natural” look and not a stiff formal pose.

Danny will then prepare some preliminary ideas, addressing poses, composition, and overall colouring. I will then forward to you several images either by email or post for a decision on the final pose and  image to be used. Following this Danny will start your portrait back in his studio and depending on the numbers of people depicted and size of canvas, your painting will be ready for collection or delivery in 4 – 8 weeks. There will not normally be any need for further meetings once a final decision has been made, but do not hesitate to contact the artist if you have any queries.

The pricing of your portrait will depend on a number of factors, the size of the painting initially, and then the number of figures to be depicted, and type of pose – whether head and shoulders, 3/4 length or full figure. A 50% deposit will be required at the initial meeting, following the photography session. Depending on your location there may be a charge for travelling expenses, within reason, but this will be discussed on initial contact.

Although personal contact with the sitter and taking his own images where required, is Danny’s preferred method of working, he will consider undertaking portraits from your own photographs,for example with portraits of deceased relatives. Please feel free to discuss your requirements with him.

Your decision to have a portrait painted is an important one, and your finished painting will be a unique work of art for you and your family to treasure.

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Testimonials

...my wife had tears in her eyes when she sat down and looked at the portrait, ... Danny has done a wonderful job. He has exceeded all our expectations, and, in a year which has been difficult for both of us, brought a wonderful smile to our faces in time for Christmas."
Richard and Louise
"Danny, Rocky was close to tears when he saw your painting of his Dad, its truly brilliant and so very life like, he was lost for words, ... thank you so very very much, as we say in Ireland Geirle Mile Mile Mat-haght - A million Thank you's."
Justine and Rocky
"Nicky and I just wanted to say thanks again for the painting. We haven't stopped staring at it this evening and we absolutely love it. It's even more amazing than we thought it would be. It will be something we will treasure forever."
Steve and Nicky Smith
"I just had to write and thankyou for the beautiful portraits of Isabella and Max. They are absolutely brilliant and we are delighted with them. thanks again"
"Dear Danny, Just wanted to email you to say thank you for doing the painting of Frank ... and the research that went into finding an Irish uniform, he loved it and it was a great 40th birthday present. Thanks again."
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