Contemporary paintings

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 Naomi can approximate the look and feel of a painting, she is unable to create an exact copy of a painting because every painting is unique.

Matching colors in the room 

Feel free to send Naomi 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 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. Naomi will work with you to decide what will work best for you. 

Canvas depth

Three depths of canvases are available: 7/8 inch, 1.5 inches, and 1 and 3/8 inches. Commissions may be requested with a painting's edges painted a color specified by the buyer. 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 a painting until the painting is shipped can be as little as 2-3 weeks, depending on the amount of detail in the painting. Shipping usually takes 2-4 days within the continental U. S. Shipping takes longer outside of the U.S., depending on speed of shipping service chosen by the buyer, distance and the time it takes for the shipment 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.