Commission a painting!

Would you like a one-of-a-kind work of art that is JUST for you? Are you ready to start building your home gallery with unique pieces that all your friends and family will be jealous of?

I can totally do that for you!

Sometimes it's hard to find that perfect piece of art that just captures what you're trying to say. I can create a painting that is just for you based on a conversation we can have together.

Browse through my gallery to see my style of painting then send a commission request form. Once accepted, you will receive an email with more details and you will be prompted to purchase a commission consultation. Once payment goes through we can set up a time for a Skype call or communicate through email and come up with a painting for you.

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Commission FAQ

Why should I commission a painting?

Picture this: You're shopping for a unique gift for a loved one. You've been to a thousand different stores, and visited just about every online shop there is. You still can't find that perfect, one-of-a-kind item that is sure to make your loved one happy.

Commissioning a painting is one of the best ways to give a gift that shows how much you care. It's personal and filled with love. There will only ever be one painting like the one you commission.

How much does it cost?

Commission work cost varies depending on the size of the work. In general, it does cost more than buying an existing work of art but commission work is more personal and has more meaning.

You can expect to spend $50 for a consultation fee + the price of the painting. Some estimated prices & sizes (not including the fee) are:

  • 12x12in - $135
  • 12x24in - $240
  • 18x24in - $350
  • 8x8in - $75
  • 8x10in - $85
  • 9x12in - $105
     

What is the consultation fee for? What does it include?

The consultation fee is basically a non-refundable deposit for your painting. This pays for the time it takes to discuss the vision for the painting and up to three sketches/redesigns. It includes 30 minutes of skype time. More sketches and skype time are available for an additional fee.

For any commission over $150, the consultation fee will be applied to the the price of the painting.

How long does it take?

Paintings can take anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks (not including shipping) to complete depending on my schedule, the size of the painting, and the detail required.

If I send you a picture of [X] will you paint it for me?

Yes and no. It depends completely on the photo in question.

If it's a photo of another artist's work, or a photo taken by a professional photographer, then no. Other artist's work is protected by copyright and to copy it is considered stealing and I won't do it.

If it's a photo taken by you, then yes. You have ownership of any photos you take and by requesting a commission of the photo you are giving me permission to paint it.

I want to commission a painting but I have more questions? Can I contact you?

Absolutely! I would love to answer any questions you may have. You can email me at ilona@ilonatothcreative.com or fill out the commission request form.