Friday, July 24, 2009

How do commissions work?

Hello all!

Since I have been getting so many requests lately for commissioned art work I decided to sit down and devise a system for pricing etc.

This is how it works.......

I receive a request for a particular subject, painting etc. If it is something I feel I can do I will let you know and get started. I will email you pictures of the painting - if you can not view the pictures in your email I can also post them on my blog. If you are interested you can pay me through paypal, check or money order. Checks and MOs will take a little longer to ship. If you are not interested the painting will either go up for auction or on Etsy. For those of you unfamiliar with Etsy it is a non auction art selling site. I will give you a reasonable time period to decide.

When requesting a commissioned piece you may want to consider the size as that affects the price. I currently charge 0.65 per square inch. However since I am charging you directly and don't have to pay an eBay fee I discount the piece by 4%. Pricing is as follows for some of the standard sizes:

11 x 14 - $96
12 x 12 - $90
14 x 18 - $157
16 x 20 - $200
18 x 24 - $270

These prices include the 4% discount but do not include shipping.

Now if the piece goes to auction you very well may be able to get it for much less especially during these slow summer months. I am willing to sell some of my pieces for less on ebay because it helps to build more commissioned work and more collectors for the busier holiday season.

I hope this helps and look forward to making some great art for all of you!

1 comment:

  1. Your work is so beautiful and reasonable prices too - i love it!