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Realscapes: photorealistic acrylic landscapes
Although I had a second career, I undertook commissioned paintings over the course of my work life in order to maintain my skills and to keep a presence in the art world. I value the opportunity to create a painting that reflects the end results desired by the client. My work is photo-realistic, however, I believe that I still offer enough self-interpretation that one still sees a painting. For a landscape, I take the time to research the geography of the area, along with the type of trees and vegetation that are common to the region as well as the detail exhibited in the leaf structure and foliage. This work enables me to grasp a feeling for the area that may or may not be reflected in the reference photo.

My draft sketch is also a careful scale representation of the subject based on the dimensions of the support. Research and sketching may take me two weeks until I'm satisfied with the results. At this point, I will consult with the client to ensure I have captured the subject as intended. I also ask for 30% of the total price (non-refundable) up front, to cover the costs of the materials and the time committed to research. A month in, I will again consult with the client for feedback and, contrary to a view that an artist is tied to their personal creative impulse, I do respond appropriately to constructive feedback. Payment in full is contingent on the complete satisfaction of the client. If this is not the case, I keep the painting and I will retain the 30% to cover costs.

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722 Ducklow St.
Coquitlam, BC
Canada V3J 4E1
Tel: (1) 604 375-3155
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Email: knash@telus.net
Home Page: http://www.realscapes.ca
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