Can I commission a painting based on a photograph?

Absolutly, even when the photograph is not in the most ideal condition, like a little blurry, damage or disolored, with enough references and improvisation I can fill in the gap.

How do I start the commission process?

I understand that first time commissioning art work can be intimidating so we can start with a casual chat, provide details about your vision, including size, subject, style, and any specific elements you want and we can go from there. Click here to start!

What is the estimated cost?

Costs vary based on size, complexity. For example, an imaginary scene requires multiple reference and inprovisation is going to be more expensive than a portrait done from a reference photo. Request a quote based on your requirements.

Can I get a discount for multiple commissions?

Yes, you can also make sure the paintings have consistent quality this way since the commissions will be worked on at the same time.

How long does it take to complete a commission?

Timelines depend on the my schedule and the complexity of the project. The commission can be finished within a week or two from the beginning of the protect, this doesn’t include the drying time which can take a week or two.

What if I have a tight deadline for the commission?

It is important to tissue the time frame upfront. I will need to charge a rush fee for expedited work, please understand that oil painting will have to take it’s time to dry.

Can I see the progress of the painting?

Of course! I will send you update regularly making sure the painting is going to the right direction. Your input is very valuable to me!

What if I'm not satisfied with the final result?

In the rare occasion where the client doesn’t like the finished product, I do provide one free revision.

How do payments work?

Commission require a 50% deposit upfront and the balance upon completion. If you live in US, the shipping is on the house!

Do I own the rights to the painting?

Yes. I recognize that commissions can be deeply personal and sentimental, I would not post any image of the painting on social media without explicit consent, and no replica or print will be made based on your commissioned painting.

What if I don't know exactly what I want?

Communicate openly with me, like which painting inspired you and what you like. I can guide you through the process, offering suggestions based on your preferences.

Can I commission a painting as a gift for someone else?

Yes! Let me know if it’s a surprise and provide details about the recipient’s preference and any personal touches you’d like to include. 

How do I care for an oil painting once it's finished?

Make sure you choose an appropriate location for displaying the painting, avoid area with direct sun light, extreme temperature or high humidity, as these can cause damage over time.

Dust the painting regularly with soft clean and dry brush or lint-free cloth, gently d=brush the surface to remove any dust, do not use water or any cleaning solution.