Yes, I take on commissions when I can.
I want to be excited about the painting, too, so I also take into consideration if your request fits with my style and themes. I've posted a few examples here.
If you have a photographic reference you’d like me to work from, we’ll start there. If you have more than one photo of your subject, that’s even better. We’ll talk about size and medium, as well as any feelings or point of view you wish me to convey about the subject. Your photo doesn’t have to be professional quality—in fact, I work from pretty sub-par photos, myself, as a jumping off point. I will probably suggest cropping your image or modifying some elements to create the most harmonious composition. We will work together to agree on the picture.
Because of my other job as a mom, I take most of the summer off from painting, but I may be able to accommodate a request at that time. During the school year, I can usually complete any work in about three weeks. Oil paintings will need time to be dry to the touch—about two weeks—so keep that in mind as you determine your deadline to receive the finished work.
I start with a minimum price based on size. When I look at the scope of your request, I will determine the final price.
Up to 8x 10 = $150
9 x 12 = $200
11x15 = $300
12 x 16 = 400
12 x 24, 16 x 20 = $500
18 x 24, 20 x 20 = $600
24 x 24 = $700
24 x 30 = $800
30 x 30, 24 x 36 = $900
Other sizes not listed are available at your request.
Works on paper and thin panels need to be framed, and this is something to keep in mind when calculating the cost of a commissioned painting.
I ask for half of the cost as a deposit to get started after you decide on the size, and the last half, plus any shipping cost, due at delivery.
I will refund 100% of your cost within 30 days of delivery. I want you to be very happy with your painting, AND I want to be very happy with it, too. I won’t give you something I don’t like, which is why I’ll take it back it you don’t.
I retain the copyright to images of every painting. Reproductions can not be made without my permission.