Q- How do I start the commission process?
A- The custom order process doesn't have to be scary. I have a great relationship with my clients and have many that are repeat customers! The process starts when the client has an idea. This is usually when they reach out to me. It can be a very specific idea or a general one.
Q- What if I have a vague/ general idea but I'm not sure exactly what i want?
A- No worries! It's nothing a phone call won't clear up! I like for the client to pull a handful of my paintings off of Instagram or Facebook and send them to me and tell me what they like about them. Be specific! Do you like the Layout? Do you like the colors? Or, if you have a subject matter you love then find pics and send those to me. After that, we can schedule a call to talk some of that out.
Q- How much detailed input should i give for the content of the painting?
my style is loose and is painted to be an 'impression' of the subject matter and to capture the essence of a scene or person. I have found that the entire process works best when there is a set of guidelines for what my clients want in their custom painting but not an overly detailed punch list. I am happy to include details in your painting, however, the creativity is lost if the client is telling me every stroke to make. the 'original' painting starts to look very contrived. I do not perform my best work when we get bogged down with these details and in turn, do not feel like i have delivered my best work to you!!!! Trust the process!! My goal is to deliver a cherished heirloom to you at the end!
Q- Do you paint from photographs?
A- If you have a photograph that you would like made into a painting I am happy to help you! If it is a professionally photographed picture we would need to obtain the photographers approval. If it is from the family photo album then that's perfect too! I will capture what is most important to you from the photograph.
Q- How long is your process?
A- My current wait time is 6- 8 weeks. I collect 1/2 deposit when the order is placed and the balance at delivery or at the time of shipping. (If shipping out of town then the shipping costs will be calculated and added to the balance when it is shipped.) *Your order is not considered 'placed' until the deposit is received. Email me on the contact page so we can discuss what you have in mind.
Q- What sizes can you make and what are your canvases made of?
A- We can make just about any size. The minimum order size is 24x24. The canvases are wood and are handmade in house.
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