Sunday, July 29, 2012

Painting Demo Cherries and Bee's and Tips for Painting a Commissioned work

I have been working full speed on my painting for ArtPrize 2012, but I still take time out for commissioned paintings.

I had painted and sold a painting"SWEET REWARDS" and had someone ask if I could paint something like it. Here is a high speed video of the commissioned painting I did "Sweet Rewards No.2"

Tips for Painting a commissioned Work:
1. Be flexible and communicate
2. Find out which pieces they like the most, and the least.  
3. Require an advance, usually about 1/3 the total cost of the commission,the advance should be nonrefundable. If the other party backs out, they should understand that no refund will be given.
4.What is your deadline for the completed work?
5.Do you accept returns on commissions?
6. Be sure to understand what the client is looking for in colors.
7. Medium the painting will be painted in:Oil, Acrylic,Watercolor, Pastel, Mixed Medium
8. How the painting will be shipped and the cost of shipping and insurance

This sounds pretty simple but it can be very complicated to someone who has never done a commission or asked for one. Oh, yes when you discuss size make sure they understand landscape and photo. I had a large commission and stated the size and cost and made sure they understood the dimension of the work only to have them come back and and say, they meant the other way after it was painted. Best draw a picture with the dimensions shown.

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