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“Portraiture is essential of a high artistic skill.”
— I. Repin   
"...thank you for a wonderful portrait painting..."
Hillary R. Clinton–The White House
"...his work is definitely of museum quality. The full-length portrait of our debutante daughter hangs in our salon next to famous painters of the 17th Century, such as Lucca Giordano, Mattia Preti, Andrea Vaccaro. How fortunate we are to have among us such a wonderfully skilled artist..."
Ambassador and Mrs. Ruggiero–Rome, Italy
"...the portrait bore an uncanny resemblance to and captured the very essence of my late father."
Jeremy H. Reitman–Reitman's (Canada) Limited
"I have known Mr. Igor Babailov since he successfully completed my portrait in oil..., great talent, remarkable personality."
Robert "Bobby" Hull
"...unique portrait paintings..."
"...this inspirational work has greatly impressed me and without a doubt remains outstanding in every way..."
Dr. V. Roger Lalli–New York
Portrait Procedure

The initial meeting with the client usually takes 1 1/2 hours and is scheduled at the artist's location or the client's location.
     Mr. Babailov prefers to paint from sittings; however, his extensive experience in working from life allows him to achieve an outstanding lifelike portrait strictly from photos when necessary as may be the case when clients have busy schedules or with children for whom it is difficult to sit for extended periods. This may also be the case for portraits commissioned as a surprise or for posthumous portraits.
     At this initial meeting, the overall idea, size and location where the portrait will be hung is discussed. If photographs of the subject are required, the artist will take them at this

Portrait of President George W. Bush

For portrait pricing information or to commission a portrait by Mr. Babailov, contact Gandy Gallery by e-mail at info@gandygallery.com or by phone at (770) 898-9866.


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Portrait Procedure (cont'd)
time and as well, do pencil or charcoal character studies. Thereafter, Mr. Babailov selects the best photographs for a portrait and presents them to the client for approval.
When it is necessary to work strictly from photographs, close-ups of the subject are needed as well as some informal snapshots that convey a sense of the subject's personality. Any photos provided by the client will be returned upon portrait completion.
     A 40% deposit is required during the preparation session, with the balance due upon acceptance of the final product.
     Mr. Babailov works on one assignment at a time. Normally, a period of two months is required for its completion. The artist then frames the portrait and ships or delivers it in person.


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