Portraits on Order

Portrait from a photo in oil or watercolor.

Portrait (French for pose) is an image of a person or group of people that exist or existed in reality.

The Portrait is one of the main genres of painting, sculpture and graphics. An essential criterion of the Portrait Genre is its similarity with the model. It is not only the correct transmission of the external appearance but also the disclosure of the spiritual essence of the model personality, the dialectical unity of the individual and important traits that reflect a certain time, social environment and nationality. At the same time, it is influenced by the attitude of the artist, his own worldview and an aesthetic credo that finds expression in his creative manner. All of these components reflect the interpretation of a portrait.

The flexibility of the Portrait Genre allows combining multiple elements of other genres in a single piece. This is where the model is presented in a portrait painting in conjunction with surrounding things, nature, architecture, and people (collective portrait).

To order a portrait:

To order a portrait from a photo you have two options:

  • You can simply contact me by email Email: jacobsz.tanya@gmail.com and we can discuss your requirements and preference via email or telephone.


  • You can contact me by email to arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements and preferences.

For a portrait assignment, I need a 30%-50% deposit upfront and the balance on collection of the completed work.

‘Fantastic job! I love the colors you choose since you began from a black and white photo. The bluish toned skin still looks realistic and makes her red lips really pop. Great design in her hair as well, and with the use of white, it helps it separate with the background a bit but not too much – especially with the white dots you incorporated in the background. The background is beautiful with all the colors and the playful messy look compliments the realism of the woman nicely and then the graphic element of the hair compliments the realism and abstract background well as too. Love it!”
Critique by AliciaMarieCreations Apr 12,2011. DeviantArt


Artistic portrait on order

An artistic portrait on order has always been considered chic, but it is a time-consuming process for posing to an artist. A portrait from a photo solves these problems.

The portrait from a high-quality photo has all the benefits of a painting from the Art Studio, but not its weaknesses. In particular, the artist is not distracted by changing facial expressions, postures and light settings, so the portrait is very similar, real and alive.

Portrait from a photo is a perfect gift and doesn’t require any effort from the beneficiary. The portrait may remain a secret to the last moment, not least for those, who love to make for their loved ones a pleasant surprise.


Story behind the canvas

Watercolor Portrait by Tanya Jacobsz
When Madeline entered Greg Ricci’s studio, she found him reclining on the carpet in the same indifferent, relaxed pose she had left him in the morning, the upper body on the floor, legs in an armchair, a cigarette in his mouth with eyes half-closed. “At least five customers made an order to purchase this painting ...very, very respectable persons - a diplomat, a widow of a ship-owner, a restaurateur ...” She began. “Who of them will pay more?” He cut her off in a rather rude manner. “It will be known when the exhibition ends ... most likely tomorrow or the day after tomorrow...” “I can’t wait any longer, Madeline, I have lots of debts,” he shouted, jumping to his feet. “Lenders are simply strangling me, dammit, it’s unbearable,” he poured himself a whiskey and, after a couple of sips, laid flat on the floor again. She went down to him, kissed him trying to calm him: “Greg, dear, there is very little time left ... be patient!” He embraced her without uttering a word and there was a long silence, only their thoughts led the dialogue, only their feelings... What could he tell her? He is Greg ...