Portraits in Oil by Egyptian Painter Khalda Hamouda
This is one of the very beautiful types of oil paintings in contemporary art and could be the most realistic one because of the importance of realizing a sharp likeness to the painted figure.
Portrait painting is different than portrait commission, in portrait commission the artist is committed to many things, most probably it is not he who would choose the figure, and also he will be committed to finish whithin a certain period of time. At the oppesite side, portrait painting without commission gives me complete freedom and liberty, I can choose the image, take my time, I can even die before finishing the portrait.
Sometimes I think that painting a portrait without a commission would lead to a more artistic oil painting. The issue would only be how to reach a beautiful photography with the approval of the person that shall be painted, and also how to keep working in the painting without getting any down payment in advance.
If the image is really beatiful it would worth the effort, and at the end the oil portrait painting would be owned by me, and this is my compensation for accepting to work in the painting without receiving a down payment. If the siter loved the finished portrait at the end he would discuss buying it, otherwise it shall remain part of my own collection.
Up till now this is the way I do Portraits.