How to commission a painting

Posted by Julia Ogden on

To commission a painting can feel a big leap from buying artwork already made. 

How do you guarantee that the artist is on the same page as you in regards to cost, look and feel? And as an artist I feel that too. I really want you to be happy with your commission and convey the atmosphere and colour palette you had in mind.

How it begins...

I chat to you about the place you would like painting, the size, the colours, the season, what kind of sky it is! I may ask you for photographs, which helps see the place how you see it.Then I can send you a quote for the piece.

If that is all okay with you I make a sketch of the painting with some colours I intend to use. We can chat again to make sure you are happy.

Then I paint it! 

Here is the last commission I painted in different stages. It was for a couple who enjoy walking and the outdoors. They didn't want the landscape to be of a particular place, just to reflect the Calder Valley that they loved so much. Oh and a moody sky!

I always start with the sky.

Working to my sketch in my studio.

The final piece..

To commission me to paint a place in your heart, just drop me an email. x

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