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COMMISSIONS

Process and Information

 

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Artwork can be very personal and meaningful. It can also be very daunting to think about purchasing a piece of original art. I am here to assure you that your most beloved memory can be turned into original art and there are options for every budget. Read below for more information.

 

WHAT IS A COMMISSION?

It is a custom made original art piece specifically created for a client.

While I can paint from live model, many times ideas come in the form of photos or memories. I will work with you, my client, to determine the vision for your custom artwork. If you look through my gallery and like what you see, I can help you create a work in my style in a subject of your choice.

 

PROCESS

We start with an idea and work together.

First, you have to decide what you want in a piece. If you know you want a piece, but don't know where to go, we can always talk about it. I paint figurative oil paintings and can work from a live sitting, a photo, or a mash up of photos and ideas. Next, I create a sketch of your idea and a general lay out based on the parameters of size, subject, and palette. After the plan is developed and agreed upon, the deposit is paid, I begin to paint. When the piece is complete, I will then share with you the progress I have made for final approval. All remaining balances are due before I ship or deliver your work.

 

PAYMENTS & SCHEDULE

We will work together to develop artwork that fits both your budget and schedule.

Each commission I accept has a specific payment schedule. I only accept commissions at certain times of the year. When my books are going to open, I will provide a 30-day notice as well as how many spots are available. When you book your placement, you will be charged a $300 nonrefundable retainer. After your work is agreed upon and ready to begin painting, you will be invoiced 50% of the agreed upon fee minus the $300 retainer fee. At completion of your work, you will be billed the remaining 50%. The fees for shipping are determined after completion and billed separately. All framing will be the client’s responsibility. All of the fees will be formally agreed upon in a contract.

The schedule will ultimately depend on the size and scope of the project. If you want a painting quickly, this is probably not the process for you. Oil paints take a considerable amount of time to dry enough to ship. Depending on the selections of mediums and products used can help aid in needing something quickly.

 

QUESTIONS

Please contact me with any other questions about this process. I want to make it as smooth as possible for everyone. Thanks!

 

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