COMMISSION PROCESS


STEP 1: INQUIRE

Please use the CONTACT form to inquire about commissioned artwork or email me directly at melanienicoleart@gmail.com

STEP 2: CONSULTATION 

I will respond to your inquire within 2-3 days and request a consultation date either through email or phone. Please be prepared to share your ideas for the painting.

STEP 3: PRICING & SCHEDULING

You will receive your price estimate and commission schedule via email. Once we agree to move forward, I will request two separate payments. The first will be a 50% security deposit. This solidifies your project onto my calendar and covers the initial costs of consultation, materials, and time spent creating.

STEP 4: ROUGH DRAFT 

This is where the creating begins! I will complete a small scale illustration of your painting and send 1- 2 photographs via email for you to review. This draft will give you an idea of the general composition and color arrangement for your larger original.

STEP 5: THE CANVAS

Once you approve of the composition/color choices, I will begin your actual canvas. While I will use the thumbnail study to guide me, your original may not be an exact match. There is a spontaneity that goes into each piece that I create which gives your original it’s unique feel.

Upon completion, official photos and detail shots will be emailed. After the painting has been approved, I will request the remaining costs for the commission and send your painting!

 

ESTIMATED PRICES

When determining a price, these are the following factors that affect the total cost: consultation, time spent creating (depends mostly on complexity of design), materials (size of canvas, type of paint etc.), and shipping fees.

 

Canvas Sizes (inches)
Estimate Price Range for Traditional Wrapped Canvas
Estimate Price Range for Gallery Wrapped Canvas
9x12, 11x14
$200-$250
$225-$275
16x20, 18x24, 20x24
$320-$500
$335-$525
24x30, 24x36, 30x40
$565-$875
$580-$900
36x48
$1000-1300
$1125-$1425
40x60
$1550-$2000
$1625-$2125
 

Commission FAQs

How long does it take to complete commissioned artwork?

Commissioned work (including all steps listed above) generally take between 4-10 weeks to complete.

What is the difference between a traditional canvas and a gallery wrapped canvas?

A traditional canvas as a thinner frame on which the canvas is stretched on. It gives a 7/8in profile view. Meanwhile, a gallery wrapped canvas is stretched onto a thicker frame giving it a 1 3/4in profile view.

What about shipping?

Shipping is included in the total cost of your painting. Any canvases equal or less than 20x24 will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Extra large canvases will be shipped via UPS Ground Shipping. Delivery time is 5-7 days. Tracking number is included.

How do I pay for my painting?

I will directly invoice you. I require an initial 50% security deposit fee. This solidifies our project on my calendar. The other 50% of your payment will be requested when your painting is complete and shipped. Exceptions are made if a payment plan is previously discussed.

Do you allow a payment plan?

Yes, I am more than willing to work out a payment plan. Payment plans can vary from 3-8 installments. This will be outlined during our consultation.

Commission Refund Policy

If for any reason you would like to cancel your commission after the thumbnail studies have been completed but BEFORE I’ve begun painting on the canvas, you may receive a partial refund. Refunds will result of your Initial Security Deposit - $100. This fee covers the cost of my time consulting, creating, and materials used. Once I've begun the painting the original canvas, no refunds are given.