So you like my painting style, but you didn’t see anything in the color scheme or size you were looking for. Not to worry! I would be more than happy to create something custom just for you. In this page, I will walk you through the process of commissioning a painting from me for your already beautiful space.
How to Get Started
Download this form to help you get started.
Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
- Size of the canvas (H x W)
- Depth of the canvas
- Traditional | 0.75″
- Gallery | 1.5″
- Museum | 2.5″
- Color Scheme
- Style (based on my three collections)
- Spatia | Galaxy inspired – lots of texture, splatters, coated with resin
- Increto | Minimalist – metallic detail, vibrant color, white background, coated with resin
- Aureus | Low Relief Texture – patterned texture coated in silver, gold, or copper leaf
I only allow a maximum of 3 revisions. Why three? Because it stresses the importance of clear communication, and solid ideas. If I allowed, let’s say 6 revisions, then there is more room for the client to change their mind, and when ideas are changed constantly, it prolongs the project time. My time, as well as yours, is extremely valuable and the rule of three helps to remind us of that.
After you have approved the sketch, I will then translate it into an actual painting. After I am done, I will send you a snapshot of the painting for your approval.
Once you’ve given the final approval, I will resin your painting (if applicable). This process takes 2 days. The seal is of archival quality, which means that your painting will last for decades.
Paintings will be shipped via FedEx Ground. The cost of shipping will vary, depending on the size of your painting. It can range from $25-$200.
The entire project will take about 2-4 weeks. It will all depend on the size, complexity of the painting, resin time, and my current workload.
-What if I need it sooner?
If you are on a deadline and you know you’re on a deadline, please let me know right away! It should be included in the initial email you send me. Letting me know that you need it a week before your deadline, is not ideal- and most likely not possible. I understand that sometimes opportunities come up, and you want your painting to be there for that special moment. Contact me as soon as you find out yourself, and we will discuss the situation. Rush orders are subject to a rush fee and possibly also additional shipping costs.
These prices are for abstract paintings only, and do not include the shipping price. If you would like a floral painting please contact me for an estimate. Floral paintings require more preparation and work, so price will be higher.
Size (in inches)
Do you need a different or odd size than what is listed above? No worries! I can custom build your canvas, so I can accommodate just about any size. Just send me an email and I will give you a quote.
For the deposit I accept both cash and credit card (via PayPal). Your painting will only be shipped after your check has cleared with my bank. If your check bounces back a $12 charge will incur.
Parting of Ways
The “non-fun” stuff or otherwise known as cancellations and refunds. Let’s say that we are down to the last revision (or an extra one was given), and you feel that I am not portraying your idea correctly. Then it is best to shake hands and go our separate ways. It is very sad, but believe me it is better this way. Remember that the initial 30% deposit is non-refundable. The only way you will receive your 30% deposit back is if you decide to cancel before I have placed the order for the canvas. I usually wait about 2 days after we have agreed to start the process.
Still unsure or nervous about it all?
All I can say is that if you are really serious about having something created just for you and you dig my style of painting, then the whole shebang is going to go pretty smoothly. However, if you decide to hire me and you feel I am not conveying your idea properly because it actually turns out that what you really want is a painting of your dog; then, you may require someone who specializes in animal portraits.
I know this is a lot of info to take in. Especially, if you are just starting to consider commissioning a painting. This is a big investment, and I propose taking some time to really think about if this is the right decision for you (I’ll still be here!). If at that point you still have some questions, I will gladly answer them.
Great! I will be extremely excited to hear from you and your project. Email me the information listed above, and we will schedule a date to get started.
Purchasing a custom painting does not transfer copyright and cannot be resold, or reproduced in part or whole without consent from the artist.