Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to sit for a portrait?

If you are able, that is the best option. A pose need only last an hour or two. Clark can work from a photograph

if it has the right shading and lighting. A shadow to the left or right is usually fine; a straight shot

 with a flash is usually not. You should call the number above for more detailed information.

If a painting is to be shipped please allow a month for the completion and for the paint to dry enough for packaging.




What is a mural?   


A mural is a large work of art, most often a painting, applied to the surface of a wall, ceiling, or

Many cities now feature murals along freeway underpasses. A business might use a mural to introduce color and

brightness to the surroundings. The indoor mural is most often used to open up a wall by extending an outdoor

landscape or by transforming a room into an exotic locale. In addition to art, a mural can also be used to create a faux

finish. A wall can be painted to resemble worn brick, rich paneled wood, or white plaster complete with plants.



What types of paints are used? 


* Oil paints 

They dry very slowly.

Oil paints create luminous colors that are hardwearing.

Oil paints are also excellent for blending with surrounding paint. 

Oil paints are capable of creating artistic brush strokes and blends that are not possible with other forms of paint.

* Acrylic paints

Acrylic paints can be diluted with water, and the resulting painting can look similar to a water color.

They are also highly resistant to water once the art dries. 

Acrylic paints usually dry within in an hour, and many dry in less than one minute.



What is Trompe L'oeil? 


Trompe L'oeil is French for "trick of the eye" and refers to any style of media 

(usually painting) intended to create an optical illusion to fool the viewer. 

The most common illusion created with trompe l'oeil is one of false depth,



How much do these paintings cost?


Murals and portraits range in size, complexity and composition so it is difficult to assess. 

 It is best to contact Clark via email or his telephone number.