When creating paintings of my loved ones I consider the colours that I see in them. The emotional connection to that person is so important to getting the colour palette and composition correct.
If you are thinking about enquiring about a commissioning a portrait please also consider the colour palette that you might like to be used. I can't guarantee the use of the whole palette but it gives me a good starting point.
I first started producing these as a test as I wanted to expand my range. Since the Angel of Peace painting the style has changed considerably. All of my pieces have either a digital or physical test version as you can see in the other galleries on this page, where I show painting plans that I have not created a final painting for yet.