My watercolour paintings are done on Fabriano Artistico Extra White 300 lb paper using artist’s quality watercolour paints. Be aware that commissioning a painting does not include the copy rights which remain with me. You are not allowed to reproduce your painting without my written permission. If you do not want your painting displayed on my website, inform me and it won’t be shown.
If you are considering commissioning a painting, there are a few things to consider…
I paint from photographs but not every photo can be turned into a painting. A good reference photo has a lot of detail, is large enough to work from (wallet sized is too small), and has side lighting (flash lighting is harsh and flattens features). I can change the composition or combine two or three objects (if the lighting is from the same direction) but I need a good reference photo to make a good painting.
If you have a general idea for a painting but no photos for me to work from, I will research to find photos that I can use that are copy-right free. I cannot use copy-righted material such as someone else’s painting or photo (e.g. in a magazine).
Paintings take time. Allow at least a few months before a deadline. I work, as well as having other commissions and painting deadlines of my own.
You must decide whether you want this as a traditional watercolour to be framed under glass, or varnished and not require glass (it will look more like an oil or acrylic).
Prices depend on size, not on the subject. All sizes are approximate and may vary slightly for composition or framing issues.
I will inform you when your painting is being started. On my website is an area called “on the easel”. After each painting session, I take a photo of my progress and post it. That way you can follow along as your painting develops.