Commission a Painting
- Landscapes, Seascapes & Still Life
We shall discuss ideas for the painting and your preferences for style, colours, painting size, intended display location, etc. We will agree a design, schedule and price.
As per standard professional practice a non-refundable payment of one third (33 1/3%) of the total fee plus any agreed upon up front expenses is required prior to the commencement of the commission. The balance is due upon client acceptance of the finished painting (or if to be shipped - a final photo of it.)
Only the best archival quality materials are used. The workmanship of your painting is guaranteed. I can work on board, or fine canvas mounted on board for smaller paintings. For larger paintings canvas or linen may be preferable. We will discuss the best ground for your painting.
Once started, painting time can take anywhere between 6 to 12 weeks from start time depending on complexity. Generally I do have commission work underway & pending. Just ask & I can give you an estimate of start time. Oils need to dry before shipping.
As the painting progresses, photographs can be emailed to ensure that the painting is progressing in line with your requirements. A final photo will be emailed to you to ensure your satisfaction prior to shipping of the painting.
The price of a commissioned painting depends on a few things, such as:-
- Complexity of design.
- Need for precise rendition of subject (i.e. ensuring precise rendition of a building, ship, or other architectural elements).
- Size of the painting.
- Level of consultation required during design & painting of the picture.
- Gathering research, source materials, taking photographs, necessary travel.
The current price range is shown below. (prices exclude frames & delivery). The sizes shown are common ones. However, I can do any size and cut the canvas to fit. The only limitation is the shipping arrangements.
The price range covers various levels of complexity and size, but excludes the need for any extensive research. The higher end relates to paintings which will require precise & time consuming rendition such as incorporating recognizable structures and/or landmarks. Final cost is set after consultation with the client about the specifics of the painting
Not included in the fees are any necessary travel, research time, framing & shipping fees.
The sizes shown below are common sizes but others are available depending on your needs.
SIZE PRICE RANGE (Australian or US Dollars)
10 x 12 inches (25.4 x 30.5cm) A$450 to $600
15 x 18 inches (38 x 46 cm) A$495 to $725
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) A$550 to $750
18 x 24 inches (46 x 61 cm) A$650 to A$825
20 x 24 inches (51 x46 cm) A$695 to A$990
20 x 30 inches (51 x 76 cm) A$750 to A$1125
36 x 28 inches (91.5 x 71 cm) A$1350 to A$2025
48 x 38 inches (122 x 97 cm) A$1800 to A$2700