A commission is a collaboration between you and I to create an original work of art.
The collaboration happens as we explore your project in one or more envisioning sessions. In the session(s) we explore what you are wanting to achieve through the process of having the artwork created. It’s an opportunity to get an understanding of both the practical and the esoteric aspects of your project. A time to explore and clarify. Sessions usually last 45 – 60 mins. There may be as little as one session, or multiple sessions.
After the envisioning session(s) I will create a sketch or a few sketches of your project concept. Once the sketches are complete you will receive an email with the sketches and notes about your painting. The sketches are to create a clear idea of the painting concepts, colors, and design. The painting will resemble the sketches, but not be an exact replica as I reserve the right to artistic license when painting.
The amount of time your painting takes depends on the size and complexity of the painting. It can take between 4 weeks to several months. You will receive periodic updates via email or text with photos of the progression of your painting.
The base price for a commission 24 x 24 inches or smaller is $1900, and can go up depending on the specifics of your project.
To begin the commission process with envisioning sessions and sketches is $500. This goes towards the total price of your painting.
Once sketches are approved I ask for 30%- 50% of the total price of the painting. The remaining balance can be paid on completion or in installments while the painting is being created.
In some cases you can arrange to pick up your painting in person.
When possible I am happy to deliver paintings and be compensated for travel time and expenses.
We can also have your painting shipped to you. The cost of shipping is not included in the price of the painting and will be added onto the final payment.
With all works of art I create I retain the license to reproduce and sell prints of the painting. If you would like to discuss purchasing the full licensing for your commission, please state this in the contact form below and we can discuss.
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