Process and Information
The First Day of School
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.
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.