Commissions


I’m often asked about the process of commissioning a custom painting, so I thought it would be helpful for those interested in purchasing one to cover those issues here. This will be a sort of mash-up of my process of taking a painting from concept to execution, FAQ, and any other pertinent information.

Let me start by stating that yes I do accept commissions for custom paintings on a limited basis. The most popular by far, is work based on a film or some overall theme related to that. These start with an e-mail from the prospective client explaining what they have in mind. We discuss any ideas they have as well as the other information covered here so I can take that and produce a sketch done to the scale of the final painting.


The sketch is e-mailed to the client for approval and barring any changes, is ready to be painted.

My method for approaching a painting varies. Sometimes I’ll begin with the background or a character, but most often I’ll cover the entire canvas to see how colors play out next to each other, and to determine their appropriate value and hue. After that I can begin the fun part of tightening things up and getting into the details.

The time required to complete a painting varies depending on size and complexity. Once it’s finished a picture is then e-mailed to the client for final approval.

At this time payment must be made in full before the painting may be shipped. Prices do not include shipping.

Rates:

UPDATE: Please note new rates as of 3/12/2014

12x26inches $900.00

14x32inches $1200.00

16x38inches $1600.00

18x42inches $2000.00

20x46inches $2500.00

22x50inches $3000.00

24x54inches $3500.00

These dimensions, as seen in the examples above, present a more elongated painting. I thought for film-related paintings a composition with a more “widescreen” look might be appropriate. Other sizes are available. Rates may be subject to change.

Payment:

Payment may be sent by check or money order via regular mail, or by Paypal. Prices do not include shipping.

Waiting List:

Based on the volume of commissions I accept, a wait of 6-8 months should be expected.

That being said I enjoy the process of working with people to create a painting they’re satisfied with. If you have any questions about this process or would like to commission a painting yourself, please direct all inquiries to justin@justinreedart.com.