Jim Hutton artist art gallery painter portraits portraiture watercolor sculptor sculpture Jim Hutton watercolors oils acrylic portraits  Jim Hutton Colorado Grand Junction

 

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        "A unique characteristic of Hutton's Portrait Style is that he possesses the innate talent & ability
to show a person off without making the person look like they are showing off".
                                                                                                       - D. Davis -  
    

Why is Portraiture considered one of the highest forms of fine art?
...Consider this:
There are over 6.5 billion people on Earth and it is the arduous task of a portrait artist
 to paint a person's unique likeness that does not resemble anyone else."
      

Portrait Procedure    

Portrait
painting is unique among art forms in that portraits require a special interaction and collaboration between the Patron and the Artist. Therefore, the first step in the portrait process is simply contacting the Artist direct to discuss your needs and wishes (970) 242-9562. If, after discussion, the project and the terms appear generally acceptable to both parties, an appointment will be set to meet in person with the Artist.  If you are already familiar with the Artist's works and style, this initial meeting can be scheduled at the Patron's home or preferred location.  Otherwise, it can be scheduled at the Artist's Studio.

The meeting is casual in nature so the Artist may get to know the subject better. This allows the Artist to become familiar with the gestures and mannerisms of the subject which in turn allows the Artist to better capture not only the outward features of the subject but to also capture the intricacies of their inner personality and essence. This is one of the important items that separates portraiture from common studio photographs. This meeting also gives the Patron the opportunity to better know the Artist and to ask any questions that may arise.

Shortly after this initial meeting, a photo session will be scheduled.  This process usually takes between one to two hours.  Normally, over a hundred  photos (candid/posed) will be taken that will be later used as reference by the Artist in his Studio. There are no long sessions of motionless posing involved.  It is difficult to capture the intricacies of a subject when the subject is placed in a fatiguing situation. Discomfort and difficulty does not make a portrait better.


Time Frame

Only a very limited number of portraits are produced within a any given year. Since portraiture is not an art form that can be rushed, the Patron should expect completion of the portrait to be generally within 30 to 90 days from the time of the photo session.  Large complex portraits can obviously take even longer. Certain mediums such as oil paint can take up to 60 days just to dry and fully cure.  The Artist will work diligently to keep the turnaround time as short as possible as long as it does not affect the quality of the work.


Portrait Fees

Portraits currently range in price from $4,000 to $10,000 dollars. Pricing is based on the requirements of the Patron as to size of the Portrait, the pose, the background and art medium to be used. Commissions start at an affordable price of around $4000 for a professionally executed life-sized head and shoulder portrait with a neutral complimentary background. Prices quoted do not include the cost of framing. It is strongly suggested that a professionally trained and certified framer complete that process.


Copyright

The Artist's rights are protected by the Federal Copyright Act of 1976 and the Federal Visual Rights Act of 1991. 
The purchase of a portrait does not transfer the protected copyright of the Artist to the Patron.  Should you wish to have copies made for other individuals such as family members, the Artist will consider a limited copyright release with conditions and restrictions that may apply.
Any transfer of this copyright must be in writing expressly identifying what rights are being sold and for what purpose. Works of art cannot be modified without the permission of the Artist. Works cannot be distributed, mutilated or modified in any way that would prejudice the reputation of the Artist.

Jim Hutton Studio & Gallery
 
copyright  1996 - 2007

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Jim Hutton artist art gallery painter portraits portraiture watercolorist sculptor sculpture Jim Hutton watercolors oils acrylic portraits  Jim Hutton Colorado Grand Junction
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Jim Hutton artist art gallery painter portraits portraiture watercolorist sculptor sculpture Jim Hutton watercolors oils acrylic portraits  Jim Hutton Colorado Grand Junction
artist portrait painter landscapes trains railroad art Jim Hutton bronze sculpture Jim Hutton artist art gallery studio portraits  watercolors nightscapes awards professional