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Old 03-25-2006, 03:16 PM   #11
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Personally, I would never show a client a photo that I would not want to paint. If I take a hundred photos I will spend 3-4 hours editing and if I'm lucky I will have five images that I like well enough to paint. I tell the client up front that this may be all that they see. If they don't like any of them we will go at it again.

I know that Peggy Baumgartner will sit with the client and go through raw images, but, Peggy has the experience and weight of conviction that can control the client.

A lot of clients are forceful in their opinions and difficult to control for someone who is not confident in their task. Clients rarely have the training to know what will work as a painting and what will not. Unfortunately this will not keep them from imposing their opinions upon you.
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