You are in the right place if you are thinking about commissioning a fine-art portrait painting of your family.
When to do your portrait
Ideally, shortly after your wedding, and then on your significant anniversaries, or coinciding with milestones in your children’s lives. But if you don’t have any portraits of your family, the best time is now.
Dressing up for your portrait
Your wardrobe plays an essential part in the creation of a timeless look in your portrait. When selecting your wardrobe, think long term, avoid fashion fads, and stay with time-tested classics. Subscribe to our mailing and we will send you a detailed guide on how to prepare for your portrait session.
You may commission your Rothschild portrait in one of the several classical sizes. A size that you choose is mainly dictated by three factors: viewing distance, a number of people in a portrait, and how a portrait is cropped. The main consideration is that a person in a portrait remains within 75-100% of their real life size.
Keep in mind that longer viewing distance increases recommended portrait size. For example, at 20 feet, 18 x 24” becomes a recommended minimum size for a one-person portrait (instead of a 16 x 20”). You will have a chance to preview your portrait in each size before making a decision.
Remember, inclusion of each additional person dictates an increase in size of a portrait, if life-like proportions are to be maintained. Even at a largest canvas size, inclusion of more than 5 people is usually not recommended.
What to expect
Chances are, you’ve never had a painting done. Not to worry – the process is pretty straight forward.
Sizes at a glance
|Area||320 sq. in.||864 sq. in.||1200 sq. in.||1728 sq. in.|
24×36″ – suitable for a husband & wife at 3/4 length, or with children cropped at a hip
30×40″ – suitable for a husband & wife in full height, or with children at 3/4 length
Every Rothschild portrait is a piece of original fine-art and is priced accordingly. I create portraits in several sizes that can accommodate almost any budget. Installment plans are an option. Leave your email and I’ll send you my complete price list.
The choice of the frame is mainly dictated by the size of the painting. But whether you like gilding or varnished wood – it is up to you. I have selected only the finest frames for my portraits. Every frame has masterfully masked joints. These frames not only complete, but actually transform the portrait.
Heirloom Fine-Art Frame
This elegant handcrafted wood frame has a classic decorative profile embellished with fine relief detail, complete with distinctive ornate sculpted corners, will take you back to a bygone era of craftsmanship. 3 1/2″ wide. Available in 5 finishes.
Rothschild Estate Fine-Art Frame
A beautiful and elegant neoclassical frame for larger portraits. 4 1/2″ wide. Available in 3 finishes. Finished with gold or sliver leaf. All of the gold leafing is imported from Italy and Germany and is applied by hand. This level of craftsmanship is usually reserved only for the serious art collectors and for the museums. Learn more.
Meet the artist
Rothschild Portraiture is headed by Alexander Rothschild. He lends his 10 years of experience as a photographer and a portrait artist to creating artwork of the most captivating quality. Student and admirer of classical visual arts, he has just the right touch for infusing his portraits with the aura of the bygone era. As a result, a Rothschild portrait wouldn’t look out of place 100 years ago, and would not look dated to a future generation.
Have you had any of these questions come up in your head?
- I don’t know what we should wear for our portrait…
- We’ve never posed for professional pictures before, let alone for a portrait…
- I’m not sure if my family would appreciate a fine art portrait…
- I’m not sure what portrait size we should get…
- I’m not sure if we should commission a full-length, 3/4 length, or some “other length” portrait…
- How can my family take full advantage of this opportunity and be 100% prepared for our portrait sitting session?
Glad you asked. These are all great questions, and we have you covered. We’ve developed an information-packed email series that address all of these. If you are at all considering a portrait from Rothschild Portraiture, these emails are a must-read. Fill out your information, and keep an eye on your inbox (emails may arrive in your Promotions tab).
Bonus: Every month we raffle off one of our portrait frames to go with a future portrait commission. Sign-up to enter. You could be our next winner!
Schedule your risk-free portrait session
I offer my portrait sitting sessions at no cost to you, because I want you to experience my process and truly appreciate what I can offer to you and your family. Simply fill out this form, and we’ll get in touch with you to discuss all the details. If you prefer, you can reach me directly at 347.913.3837 (I can’t always pick up the phone though…) My regular portrait session days are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.