Here is some basic information for Getting started.
Actually my favorite way to get photos is to look through your facebook photos. I LOVE these photos because often they are caught by others when you aren’t looking. No selfies though. I am pretty picky about the picture we choose because one of my strengths as an artist is spotting a photo that would make a good painting. I might crop it or enlarge it to make it work but not just any photo will make a good painting. So, I use your photographs and will get together with you to select one of your favorite memories. If you do not have any special photos I can recommend a local photographer to work with you.
We select a size for your finished piece. And a location for placing the art in your home or office. This is a good thing for me to know so I don’t get crazy with colors that would clash with the environment your art will be set in.
We determine a final price. I have a basic pricing list but depending on detail and extra figures in painting pricing may vary. Your piece will be presented unframed. I can help with frame selection, and recommend a good framer if you live locally to me.
I give you a start date and an estimated completion date. Usually within 14 days of starting.
Deposit 50% at start. Rest upon completion.
I prefer Credit card payments or cash.
I use Arches #300 paper. There are a variety of finishes and hot and cold press. I will determine the type of paper after the photo selection has been determined. Mould-made in France, this 100% cotton rag watercolor paper from Arches is considered the most popular in the world! Each gelatin-sized sheet has four deckled edges and may be repeatedly erased and over-painted on, while still maintaining its beautiful surface quality and integrity. Available in either brilliant Bright White or traditional Natural White finishes.
I paint within the standard mat and framing sizes to help you keep your framing costs out of the Custom Framing price range. Watercolor paintings are often floated on top of a mat so mat size does not always come into play but if a painting is to be matted I will use the standard sizes.
Original Artwork Pricing-Pet Portraits
|Single dog-No background||$175||$225||$300|
|With background-additional $50|
|Additonal dogs $50 each|
|With person-additional $100|
|Additional people/animals $50 each|
|Matted Unframed Origanals||$175||$300||$350||$500|
|tbd=depending on frame type|
At the time of purchase the painting belongs to you, but I will maintain all copyrights to the Painted image. You may not reproduce the painting or any image of the painting for any type of resale or marketing, only for your personal and family uses. Thank you for understanding.