P ortrait subjects are asked to pose for at least one sitting. Photographs are taken at that time for reference. Depending on the circumstances, the subject may come to the artist's studio or Mr. Morris will travel to the client's home or office. He guides the client through the creative process, advising on matters such as clothing, the location where the portrait will hang, and suitable framing.

A pallettet an interim stage of the portrait development, the client will receive three prints for approval before the artist's brush touches the final canvas. The first is an 8×10 print of the subject’s face, so the client can see the expression and skin tones that will appear in the final painting. The second is a photo composite of the overall composition of the portrait to give a general idea of the colors of the portrait. And finally, the artist sends a large, black & white print that is blown up to the exact size of the final canvas. This shows the client how exactly how big the final canvas will be and how large the figure will be on the canvas. This gives the client a lot of control and input and allows the client to visualize what the final painting will look like. This way, the client won't have any disappointments when the finished portrait is unveiled.

U pon completion, he returns the completed painting to the client and will arrange for adjustments or a final sitting, if necessary, before the unveiling of the final portrait.