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 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


HOW TO ORDER PORTRAIT (click to view details)

To order or buy a painting:
Browse through my website and find the completed artwork(s) that you are interested to buy. You will find works of art for sale in the Paintings, Portraits and Decorative Art pages.
View the details of the artwork by clicking on the “View Details” button.
If you are interested in the artwork, click on the “Add To Cart” button in the “View Details” window.
Click on the “Continue Shopping” button or close the window by clicking on the (X) icon. You can continue to add to the shopping cart and build up a gallery of paintings from which you may make a final selection.
When you have completed your selection, click on the “View Cart” button either from the “View Details” window or at the top of any gallery.
View your shopping cart. You may remove items from the shopping cart or continue to shop and add other items to the shopping cart.
Once you are satisfied with your shopping cart, click on the “Send Order Enquiry” button from within the Shopping Cart.
Fill out the order form with your contact details. Please indicate in the Message / Enquiry text box whether you would like to view the painting(s) before purchase. E.g. “Please contact me to arrange an appointment to view”. Click on the “Send Order Enquiry” button.
You will receive a copy of the order enquiry in your inbox and I will receive a copy with your contact details.
If you indicated in the enquiry that you would like to view the painting(s) before purchase, I will contact you to arrange an appointment to view. I will arrange a display of your selection of paintings and a few similar paintings in a private and relaxed environment.
Your chosen painting(s) will be prepared for you to collect, once you have made the payment.
If you are completely unsure of which painting(s) to choose, you may contact me (preferably by email) to arrange an appointment to view.

Email: jacobsz.tanya@gmail.com

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

(the story behind the portrait by Eva Yablokova)   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 ...