How do I commission a painting?
Knowing what you are interested in is a great way to start. Once you've decided what you would like--watercolor, oil, charcoal or pencil sketch--you can send me an email to get started!
What will you need?
A great photograph of your loved one--showing as much detail as possible to get the best likeness in a painting. Very dark or blurry images are more of a challenge--feel free to email me a copy of the photo for review.
How do I pay for a commissioned painting?
A small deposit before starting is required and can be paid simply through Paypal. Depending on the price of the piece, it can be from between $25 -$75. The rest of the fee is spread out in two payments--one half-way through for your review--that's when last minute changes can be made and fine tuned to your liking. The last payment is at the end when the painting is complete and I have your final approval. After receiving your payment, I will then mail off your artwork in professional mailing safe from damage and ready to be framed. Matting is also an option, but depends on the medium and size selected for pricing.
How much do paintings cost?
Here are some guidelines below for pricing information:
For the prices above, a "subject" is a human, an animal, or a complex background object that you want us to include in the artwork. For example, a girl holding a dog in a photo counts for two subjects. If there is an important background object you want the artist to include or leave out, please include it in your special instructions.
Here you can see a progession painting of a charcoal portrait piece.
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Once the commission piece is started, progression photos are always taken to keep the recipient updated on the progress.
A slide show of the painting being created is included in the price of the portrait piece--a wonderful treasure to share with friends and family!