Commission a painting


Want to commission a painting? Here are a few things to know.

A commission based on an existing painting

Buyers often request a commission based on an existing painting with modifications such as size, number of canvases, and different colors or hues. Please keep in mind that while I can approximate the look and feel of a painting, I am unable to create an exact copy of a painting since every painting is so unique.

Matching colors in the room Feel free to send me swatches of fabric or photos of furniture, a rug, wall color, or other objects in the room if you would like your painting to include or complement specific colors. You may also want to send me a photo or two of the room, particularly the wall where you plan to hang the painting.

Single canvas or multiple canvases

There are many possible combinations if a buyer wants a painting created from multiple canvases. I'm happy to work with you to decide what will work best for you. Click here to see various canvas sizes that are available.

Canvas depth

Three depths of canvases are available: 7/8 inch, 1.5 inches, and 1 and 3/8 inches. Please keep in mind that I paint the sides of my paintings, so typically collectors do not frame my paintings (although you are certainly free to do so!). A collector also has the option to have a canvas custom-built. Commissions on custom canvases must be paid for in full up front, and this payment is non-refundable.

Time frame for creating and shipping a painting

From the time it takes to create the painting until the painting is shipped can be as little as 2-3 weeks. Shipping usually takes 2-4 days within the continental U. S. Shipping times are usually about a week outside of the U.S., depending on distance and the time it takes for the package to clear customs.  

Payment for a commission

A payment of 50% is required before a commission will be started, with the remainder of the payment due  after a jpeg image of the finished painting has been approved. The buyer will be charged up front for the canvas only when the canvas must be special-ordered. 

Payment is accepted via Paypal or credit card.