I'm delighted to do commissioned work. There are however, some things that you need to keep in mind when considering a commissioned painting.
Realizing that Iím pretty far over the edge, commissioning a painting from me is not as simple as asking me to paint a sunflower,
or a portrait of your cat. However, there are some things that you can specify.
You can specify an abstract style.
I work in my own version of several abstract styles. Have a look at any of my existing abstract work and see what you like.
For instance if you like ďSky DanceĒ, you could commission a painting in the same style.
You can specify a dominant color.
If youíd like a painting mainly blue or red or green, no problem, I can work with that.
You can specify a Size.
Most of my work that you find on the web falls into a number of sizes. 12 X 16, 16 X 20, 18 X 24 and 24 X 36. These are all standard
readily available canvas sizes. If youíd like a painting in other than these sizes, thatís no problem, either. If you want something room size,
Iíll be delighted to do it, but that will get expensive since I donít have space in my studio to work on a canvas that size, so Iíd have to rent a
bigger studio space to complete the work.
Ok, hereís the scoop. If you purchase a painting by commission, or otherwise for that matter, you own the physical canvas. I however, hold
exclusive copyright to the image. What this comes down to is that you can do anything you want with the canvas. Personally I hope youíll
hang it on the wall and love it forever, but if you want to you can patch a hole in the wall with, you can set fire to it and dance naked around the flames,
whatever. What you canít do though, is alter the image on the canvas without my permission. This means that you canít draw something on the image;
you canít sell prints of the image, or otherwise change the image thatís on the canvas. All things considered, this sort of stuff almost never comes up,
but its worth mentioning so nobody gets burned.
So how much is all this going to cost me?
The cost on a commission is based on a number of things both tangible and intangible. Thereís the visible costs of materials; paint, canvas, etc.
In addition thereís packaging and shipping expenses. If you live within 50 miles of Valrico, and itíll fit in a civic, Iíll bring it to you. Otherwise weíll have to ship it.
Plus sales taxes of course. The intangible costs are things like, how long does it take me to design and paint the work, and just how much value to having
my name on it add to the value of the painting. All I can say on that score is that having a commissioned painting by anyone will give a good deal of bragging rights,
and having one by me will only increase in value as time goes on. Ya gotta believe! So after all that, whatíll it cost?
Anywhere from $150 on up depending on all the stuff I just talked about.