Portrait Painting by Doug Rugh
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Portraits in Oil

The artist in the studio

Doug Rugh, CM, has been painting portraits in oil for over 30 years and has had over 2,000 live sessions with a model. The artist is available to paint portraits of adults, children and animals. Finished compositions may be of a head and shoulders or a full-size full-length subject. More than one person can be included in the painting and plain backgrounds, interiors or other locations can be used as a backdrop. The artist will be happy to discuss any questions you may have about portrait sittings and framing and will help you decide on all aspects of a formal or casual portrait.

Custom framing is included in the price unless the client would rather have their own framing done.

A deposit is not required. The artist guarantees that the client only need pay for a completed portrait that represents a good likeness and pleasing coutenance.

The artist takes photographs with controlled lighting in the Falmouth, Cape Cod studio (or at your location) in a session that takes about half an hour or so. If the subject is available for sittings they could also take place at that time or, preferrably, when the portrait is near completion. Portraits generally take from 3 weeks to 3 months based on complexity and size. Once the portrait size is chosen a photo composite showing composition and expression will be made from the reference photographs for approval.

Existing Client Photos
The artist can also work from given photos if the client already has special images to work from.

Travel Expense
Non-studio location may require a per diem depending on distance from the studio.

Fee schedule gladly provided upon request. Please contact the gallery.

Self Portrait, 2006 - 20" x 16" - oil on canvas.

Portrait Demonstration DVD


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