229 Main Street Salado, Texas 76571 254-947-3177 griffithart@earthlink.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMAL SAMPLES

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Dan

30 x 40

Oil



Julie

16 x 20

Oil


Charlotte

20 x 24

Oil


Sharisse

24 x 36

Oil



James

24 x 36

Oil



Kim

18 x 24

Oil



Calvin

24 x 30

Oil


Caroline

11 x 14

Oil


Ann

 

Oil



Clay

 

Oil




FORMAL PORTRAITURE PROCESS

Step One: An initial sitting is scheduled at subject's convenience. During this brief sitting a preliminary oil sketch is executed to establish overall composition, gesture and pose. Approximately three hours are spent in this initial sitting. Subject may also be sketched and photographed at various angles for future reference. (One third of the commission fee is due at this step.)

Step Two: The painting is developed in my studio. Upon preliminary completion within 3 to 4 weeks, the portrait is reviewed with the subject in a second sitting. More details are added and refinements are made. This sitting requires two to three hours. The canvas is returned to my studio for finishing touches. (One third of the commission fee is due at this step.)

Step Three: In approximately 30 days, the final portrait is unveiled. (The final one third of the commission fee is due at this step.)

PRELUDE SAMPLES

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Stephanie

12 x 16

Oil



Jennifer

12 x 16

Oil



Delilah

16 x 20

Oil


MOther and Child

11 x 14

Oil


Theron

18 x 24

Oil


PRELUDE PORTRAITURE PROCESS

These oil paintings are called "Prelude Portraits" because they are developed to the level that precedes development into a final, polished painting. However, they are complete in the sense that they capture and express the essence of the subject with spontaneity and vivid expression of character. They differ from a final polished painting in that they are looser in rendering and more spontaneous in style.

A single sitting of three hours is scheduled. Following this sketch painting session reference photos are taken. The painting is then enhanced with more detail over a couple of weeks. If the patron wishes to have the painting taken to a greater level of completion, the request can also be fulfilled. These oil paintings are typically composed on 16" x 20" or 18" x 24" canvases.

Contact the Griffith Gallery regarding price of an oil Prelude Portrait. The price for these portraits are often one-third to one-fourth the price of a Formal Portrait.

ARTIST PROFILE

Gene Dillard comes to portraiture from a background of extensive academic training and experience in the graphic arts field. Growing up in Texas in a home filled with art by relatives, Gene began painting and drawing at an early age.

He studied art first at Baylor University and then completed his first degree in fine art at the University of Texas at Austin. He then studied at The California Institute of The Arts in Los Angeles and completed his second bachelors degree at The Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.

He ascended through a career in advertising design as an Art Director and Creative Director for major national and regional advertising agencies in Texas. He has worked on such notable accounts as Exxon, Borden, Phillips Petroleum, Frito Lay, Dr Pepper, Kraft Foods and many others. His ad designs have been published throughout the U.S. in national media.

Throughout his career in advertising he has maintained a strong parallel activity of painting and teaching art. He has taught classes at Southern Methodist University, The Art Institute of Dallas and in the School of Visual Arts at The University of North Texas.

Commissions have been executed for a number of patrons in Dallas. He conducts workshops featuring the "copyist" method of instruction. The method has proven to be very effective and beneficial to students, because it accelerates their acquisition of skills in areas of color, composition, drawing and facilitation of the oil media.

SCHEDULING AND PRICING INFORMATION

Contact Griffith Fine Art Gallery