It is an honour when a client wants to commission me to do a painting for them.
The First Step in commissioning a piece is to meet with the client either in person or virtually and discuss the project they have in mind. This allows us to establish expectations i.e., size, framing, timelines. Secondly, we set up a date and time for an in person or virtual visit to the studio to see progress of work and discuss whether there are any changes they may wish to make at that time. The Third Step is a discussion regarding payments. Finally, the Fourth Step is that the parties involved sign a contract.
What is included in the contract?
Timelines: Start time (month, day, year), In person visit (date and time) halfway through project. Completion date (month, day, year).
Framing: I highly recommend FrameCraftLtd. The Client would select the framing they would like and then pay the framer.
Shipping: Shipping by Canada Post to be arranged. This must include insurance and signature. All the shipping costs are to be paid by the client.
Payments: The first payment is to confirm commitment to the project by those involved. 50% of the total cost is paid at this time, and a contract is signed between the parties involved. The contract will specify a start and end date, lay out the particulars regarding framing, shipping costs etc. as well as when payments are due.
The last payment is given upon the completion of the project.
If you are interested in commissioning a piece, please fill out the contact form here and I will be in touch shortly.