A truly timeless capture of memories and emotion
Nothing is more unique than having a piece of art made just for you! Whether it's an upscale gift for someone important, a truly unique home decor in your living room for your guests to see, something that compliment your great taste in your office, or you just simply want to own an original work of art, you are in the right place!
Painting what matters to you
We all have a special place on earth where precious memories were made. We all have someone who means the world to us. A painting of your special place or person is the best way to preserve those memories or feelings. While it is very easy to take photos and videos with today's technology, there is nothing quite like a painting that has artistic touch and care on it. Like a good piece of music, a good painting transcends you and bring you back to those memories and feelings that photograph and video can't.
My objective as an artist is to create a piece of art that can give you the same experience when you hear your favorite song.
First, we will be going through detail about the painting. We will explore what the subject means to you and what/who is the painting for. It is an important stage because your story is what makes the painting special and one-of-a-kind! We can communicate through email, phone, Skype or even face to face if you are within the driving distance.
After the meeting, I will be gathering necessary reference image to do the painting. This can be photos provided by you, or from the internet research. If possible I always like to see the subject with my own eyes, so that means I prefer to visit the place physically, or see the person who I am going to paint and take a few photos. One thing worth noting is that my style is not photo realism, so the painting will not be 1:1 as the photo. If it looks just like a photo, there's no need for a painting.
Work in progress update
I will be setting up a custom client page where you can contact me directly with any question, concern. I will keep you update with my pencil sketch and painting in progress. However, because of the nature of watercolor, I am not able to take many work in progress photo. But it is important for me to show you how it's done and what to expect. This will also be the place where you can download the full size digital image when the painting is finished.
Your painting includes the framing. I do custom framing with archival mat and uv, non-glare plexiglass and high quality wooden frame.
Size and Fee
The commission fee is usually determined by the size of the painting. A typical commission rate is around $4 per square inch. So if the painting is 12" x 16", the commission fee will be $768. I don't do painting smaller than 11" x 14". This includes materials, framing and shipping within the US. If you are outside US, shipping fee will apply. The commission rate can vary based on the subject. A simple seascape is not the same as a busy street scene. A portrait with simple background is different from a full figure in action.
A 50% payment is required up front before I start and after our first meet up. When the painting is finish, I will be sending you a digital image of the finish product. I will ship the painting out to you once I receive the other 50% payment. Due to the nature of commission painting, I do not offer money back grantee. However, in the event of shipping damage, I will paint a new one for you free of charge once I receive the return shipment. I will be covering the return shipping fee. If for any reason you are not satisfy with the painting, I will do my best to work with you to make sure you are happy with your painting.