A commissioned painting is an original where you decided the size, and subject of the piece. People have been commissioning paintings and sculptures etc for the ages. From Michelangelo’s Sistine chapel ceiling to Sargent portraits it is the way some of the most important art has been created. I have been doing commissions for about 30 years so I have a method which has been proven to work for both the client and the artist. This form is just to get us started, to help you understand the decision process and to give us a guideline for your piece. Once a client and I have an idea of what they would like and all aspects of the commission have been agreed upon the clients pays 1/3 down, 1/3 upon the initial work being approved whether that is a sketch or a rough thumbnail layout of the painting, and finally when the painting is finished and the last 1/3 is paid.
Some things to consider. Study the works that I have in my portfolio if you love what you see then a commissioned piece should make you happy. Tell me which pieces you love the most and try to express why, this helps with the creation of a new piece.
I’ll get right back to you as soon as I have your form, if you don’t hear from me in a day contact me directly and I will check online to see if something has gone awry. In the meantime take a browse through my website http://www.deborahchapin.com
Some price guides:
Standard sizes for commissions
unframed Original Oils, Landscape/ Beach without Children based on your photos. Pricing for portrait work is based on difficulty of subject, ask for a quote.
- 16×20 oil $3750
- 18×24 $4500
- 20×30 $7500
- 30×40 $12,000-20,000
existing exhibition pieces in my collection are higher priced, plein air marines are priced at a premium since this is what I have established my career on.