a painting just for you
Interested in something unique for your home, but the piece that speaks to you has already been sold? Worry not my friend, as you are still in luck - I am happy to work with you on a commission! I've done a number in the past for friends, enemies, and vagabonds across the galaxy. Commissions are something I rather enjoy, as the collaborative process of working with you to create something you will cherish brings me almost as much joy as the paintings themselves.
The commission process consists of four phases: Discussion, Quote, Production, and Delivery.
Phase 1 - Discussion: This bit takes some time, as we will work together to agree with an image or concept that you are interested in having made into a painting. I say that we work together on this, because I want to make sure you are going to be pleased with the end result. I'll ask you questions about the image or idea you have in mind, and share my own thoughts on how I feel my style and mark will effect the image. We may trade photos or sketches as we discuss the project to make sure we're drilling down to the right image for you and your home. This can happen over email, phone, or in person, but will often take some time -- figure a few days to a couple of weeks or even longer depending on what we're talking about. This part of the process is the most important, as it lays the groundwork for the unique piece of art you will be hanging in your home, and establishes expectations and parameters for the finished piece.
Phase 2 - Quote: At the end of the Discussion phase, I will put together a price estimate for the completed piece based on a number of factors including (but not limited to) size, complexity, turn around time, and subject matter. I will also factor in an estimate for the cost for shipping the final piece. Once I've got this, I will send it to you, with the understanding that Phase 2 (production) will begin once I receive the first half of the full quoted price.
Phase 3 - Production: Once I receive the first half of the payment, I begin the work of making the painting. This will take time, often weeks, sometimes longer. I work in Oils, which take a longer time to dry. I'll often send updates of the piece as I work on it, to show you where I'm at and how it is coming along. At the end of this phase, I'll send you a message with a photo of the completed piece, and let you know the remaining cost for the piece.
B The final stage. This is where I wrap up the piece in a hermetically sealed shipping vault, and get it ready to send off to you, and you send off the payment for the remainder of the cost. Once I receive the remainder of the payment, the piece is shipped!