Here are some questions that I frequently get asked about the process of commissioning a painting. Please do contact me if your question is not here.
- How much will it cost?
Ranging from roughly 900€ – 16,600€ depending on size and complexity. We can also talk early on about shipping costs and these vary depending on where you live. Click here for the 2020 price guide.
- When do I have to pay?
When confirming a commission, I ask for 25% of the final price in advance which enables me to get the materials I need. The final amount is not due until the painting is finished, however, you can choose to pay in instalments throughout the duration of the project if you prefer. I send the finished work to you once it has been paid for in full including shipping costs.
- Can you ship to X?
Yes! DHL ship worldwide and that is who I will use to send your painting to you. I always insure the painting in transit to be on the safe side, but so far no paintings have been lost or damaged.
- Can I pay in instalments? / What does ‘paying in instalments’ mean?
You can break the total price for the painting down and pay over a few months. We can talk about a good plan for you.
- I would like this to be a surprise for someone, is that possible?
Yes! I have made paintings for people that I don’t know before and it is fun trying to sense how I can make just the right painting for them. However, it is also helpful if you can tell me the kind of painting you think they would like.
- What do you paint with?
Oil paints on cotton canvas. They are a special kind of water mixable oil paint called Cobra. https://www.royaltalens.com/brands/cobra/
- Does the painting have to have trees in it? / Do you only paint landscapes?
Yes… and No. But mostly yes. Talking to many people has led me to believe that often the post relaxing moments we have are out in Nature, taking a walk, getting away from it all. The trees, the structure of the fields, the water, these elements give me all I need to create a composition filled with the colours that can evoke a peaceful ambience.
- Can I have that in my favourite colours?
Of course! If you have colour samples that you can post to me I can get a perfect match for you.
- My favourite painting of yours is sold, can you paint it again exactly as it was?
Not exactly, but I can definitely work with the same colour palette and composition creating something similar for you.
- How long will the painting take?
This depends on the size and complexity of the painting. Smaller paintings take around a month, the large ones three months and then I like to allow six weeks before I ship the painting to you to allow the work to become touch try. It actually takes an oil painting around six months to dry! They can be shipped flat after about one month though.
- I need a painting asap!
You can see my available paintings here. Shipping can take unto 30 days. Normally much less within the EU but due to corona things are taking longer.
- Can you send me progress photos?
No! Sorry, this might sound a bit unhelpful but I am really shy and quite often a painting looks like it is going to be a disaster until the very last hours when it all comes together.
- What happens if I don’t like the painting you make for me?
Your satisfaction with my work is really important to me. So please do say if the painting does not work for you in any way. I will endeavour to change the painting if at all possible, and it normally is! We can discuss all options until we are both happy.