I have been fortunate to have had the opportunities to do many commissions over the past 2 years. I wanted to both share with you my process and prices for commissions, as well as some finished photos.
My process generally goes something like this:
Once contacted, the first question I usually have is the size of the painting that they want, and the medium. Some people have an idea of size, and for some it is the price points. Here are the general price points I use for unframed watercolor/ink paintings (acrylic runs $25-$50 more):
5×7 $100; 6×8 $125; 8×10 $150; 9×12 $175; 11×14 $200; 12×16 $250; 16×20 $350; 18×24 $450.
I am not a professional framer, but I can provide a standard gallery frame for $25-$50 depending on size.
Once the client decides the size, then I will either ask for a few reference photos, or, in the case of local business and building portraits, I will go out and take some photos. Then I will put together a digital sketch. It is only after the client approves the digital sketch that I ask for a deposit of 50% down, with the other 50% due on deliver. I can take payment via cash, check, venmo, paypal or credit card (through Square).
Clients can decide whether they want to be part of the process and receive progress pictures along the way to provide feedback, or if they just want me to surprise them at the end. Ultimately, my goal is to make the client happy, so either way is fine with me. Depending on complexity and time of year, I can almost always get the commission done within 30 days.
So below I share some of the commissions that I have done. Thanks for looking!
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Portfolio of Original Art for Sale: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/eileen-backman/collections
Fine Art America Portfolio: https://eileen-backman.pixels.com/