How to Commission a Work: Let's Get this Painting Started!
Initial Consultation I prefer to offer a private consultation to review details and ideas about the project. During this meeting, we look at some of my work and discuss the specifics about the commission process such as size, style, dates of delivery, pricing, what’s included, and terms. If coming to my studio is not an option, we can correspond via the phone and email. Due to my schedule at the moment, email is the best way to reach me.
Pricing Please download my current commission price list.
Beginning The Painting Process Upon a commission commitment and 30% retainer deposit, I’ll arrange an interview with you to spend more time together and to get to know you a little better and understand more about your commission. We’ll discuss colors, memories, and any important subject matter. I’ll set up photo sessions if necessary to explore the concepts even further. Depending on the commission, you may provide me with photos if it’s unrealistic for me to photograph the subjects. I will then prepare three sketches of possible compositions for your review and selection.
The Painting Once I edit down my ideas to 3 choices, one is chosen and reviewed with you. Upon final sign-off and the next payment installment, I move forward to the actual painting process. You are welcome to drop in (with an appointment) and see the painting in progress once it is begin, or you can follow the progress on my Facebook page. If you prefer, I can email progress photos of the painting to you.
The Painting Unveiling Once I’m finished, a date is arranged to review the painting and make any minor adjustments and review the schedule for possible framing and retrieval of the work. A future varnishing schedule and instructions on care, lighting and hanging is also determined at this time.
Completion Time Current completion time varies depending on my workload and the scale of the work.
Delivery Charges Delivery charges may apply. Sales tax will be applied to purchases made within NJ.