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The process:

In general a portrait in oil takes anywhere from four up to ten sessions of  about two hours each. All work is done from life, without exception. The time spent on working on a portrait depends greatly on it’s size, anywhere from head and shoulders up to full length and is therefore best discussed after a size has been decided upon.

Ramón van der Ven paints his portraits in his studio in Florence, but is also willing to travel anywhere in the world to work on any given commission on location.

Ramón works in oils, watercolor, charcoal and sculpts in clay. From clay, plaster or bronze casts will be made and finished according to the clients wishes. A terra cotta original can also often be spared.

For inquiries regarding portrait commissions, please contact: Monica Shenouda.