I recently completed a beautiful, commissioned painting for a young man as a special first anniversary gift to his wife. It is from her favorite wedding photo. I painted it on a nice, gallery wrapped canvas with acrylics. It is going to be the most AMAZING gift! I photographed it through the various stages of completion, and emailed him the photos every week or so-- I wanted him to feel part of the creative process. After he has presented this surprise to his wife, I'll post a photo of it here :) For now, here is a photo of me, see how friendly I look? Not scary at all.
A commissioned painting, is simply a painting that I paint for you using good, clear photographs. It can be a portrait of your loved one, a child, your grandma--it could be a special pet, perhaps even one that has passed on. It can be a favorite place from a vacation, a honeymoon--you name it.
It is no more expensive than my normal paintings, and I can make it affordable for you. I can take several forms of payment, including Paypal, credit cards, personal checks, cashier checks or money orders--I can even take payments.
I paint with watercolors on professional quality paper, or with acrylics on canvas or birch panels. The look of each is quite different--but the watercolors need special matting and framing with glass, whereas the acrylics can be framed or not, depending on your preference, which could help keep your costs down.
I offer several sizes and price ranges.
I do the framing if requested, which costs much less than professional framing.
I offer quality giclee prints on paper or canvas of your painting if you would like to share.
The photographs to be used must either be taken by you, by me, or permission must be obtained from the photographer.
A painting takes some time to complete and finish properly, so please allow four to six weeks. (I charge extra for stress ;)
You will love your painting--it is absolutely guaranteed!
If you are considering requesting a commissioned painting, email me, or give me a call. Ask LOTS of questions! I am friendly and professional, and I will make the process easy for you :)