Thank you for your interest in commissioning me to paint a special work tailor made for you. It is an honor to paint and commemorate the people, places, pets and special objects that you love so very much.
Pricing (base fee) - Acrylic Paintings*
11x14 Stretched Canvas $275; on Canvas Panel $250; on Paper $225
16x20 Stretched Canvas $400; on Canvas Panel $360; on Paper $320
18x24 Stretched Canvas $500; on Canvas Panel $400; on Paper $360
24x36 Stretched Canvas $800
36x48 or larger on Stretched Canvas $1200 and up
*Pricing is for one subject with a smooth, single tone background with appropriate shading such as: a portrait showing head, neck and top of shoulders with a plain background in a chosen color, or a singular pet or object in its entirety with same type of background and appropriate shading/shadows.
Pricing - Oil Paintings
Same as Acrylic Paintings plus 15% additional fee (calculated per initial base fee)
Learn more about (my opinions) about Acrylic vs Oil Painting here.
Additional Costs (calculated per initial base fee)
20% added charge for complex background, i.e., landscape, detailed wall, pattern, leaves, flowers, trees, graffiti, etc.
10% added charge for full figure portrait of person (showing anything more than head neck and top of shoulders)
10% added charge for each additional person, pet or object of prominence
10% added charged to paint set of hands in detail
To get started, please email me with the following information:
- A brief synopsis about your project
- Who is this painting for?
- What is the subject (person, place, pet, other)?
- Why is this painting important to you?
- What is your vision for this painting?
- What will the background look like?
- Is there anything of significance that you want included in this painting like an object or favorite color?
- When do you need the painting completed by?
- A clear photograph of your subject as well as any additional photos that help provide context about the subject and the setting/background you wish for them to be painted in. Please provide photos in .jpeg format as attachments in your email.
Please send all information to firstname.lastname@example.org
To officially begin the commissioned painting a 50% deposit is required after we have reviewed the project details and we have an agreement in place.