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How to Commission a Painting


Hi there! If you're here, then you're curious about having a portrait commissioned. I enjoy doing people portraits and pet portraits. Below I have listed important information on how to commission a portrait from me. Take a peek and email me when you're ready.


I use professional artist quality materials for my watercolor portraits.Your portrait will be painted on 140lb 100% cotton watercolor paper and artist grade watercolor paint. My current sizes and prices are listed below. - 8in x 10in/ $250 (1 subject) - 9in x12in/$340 (1 subject)/ $440 (2 subjects) - 11in x 14in/$480 (1 subject)/ $580 (2subjects)/ $680 (3 subjects) If you would like a portrait of four or more subjects, please email me, so we can discuss the possible compositions and pricing.


Shipping is calculated by destination and a price estimate will be provided before confirming your booking. It will be visible on your itemized invoice. The painting will be shipped flat and a tracking number will be provided.


Completion times vary on the amount of detail and complexity of the portrait. Please let me know if you are commissioning a portrait for a specific occasion.


A deposit of 30% is required to start. This deposit secures a slot in my calendar and the materials. The deposit is also non-refundable. When your booking is confirmed you will receive an email with an invoice for the deposit. The invoice will have a link for the initial payment. The balance is due by the completion of the work and prior to shipping.

Photo Reference

Clear sharp images are important to capture details of a portrait. If the subject is a loved one who passed, I will work with you to find photos that represent them well. I have listed some helpful photography tips below. - Take the highest resolution photo possible. Modern smart phones are excellent option for this. - You can shoot indoors, next to a window for natural light or you can shoot outside in natural daylight. - Avoid direct sunlight because the extreme glare will wash out details. Over exposure will wash out details. - Avoid overly shady places. This will cast a heavy shadow and make the image too dark. The key is to find balance with (I am tempted to write "with the force" ) The goal is a balancing the light and shadows to get an accurate color and details.


After reading this page, please contact me by email: with a general description of what you'd like and what kind of painting you want. I will respond as soon as possible.

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