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I had a unique mural job this year.  Recap from Part 1:  My clients had finished their basement. The placement of the well meant that, when you came down the stairs and turned the corner, the first thing you saw was a window that looked straight into a concrete wall - the window well.Their… read more.

 I have four basic steps to creating a commission painting. Look for former posts for Steps 1 and 2.STEP 3 I make three preliminary drawings, usually charcoal with a bit of pastel to show a little color.  I try to include various images and various perspectives.  I try to get… read more.

 I have four basic steps to doing commission work. Find the first step in Creating a Commission Painting - Step 1STEP 2 There are two main determinations for the price of a commission painting: size and complexity of the image. Once we have decided on these two things, I come up with a… read more.

I have four basic steps to doing commission work. Look at former posts for Steps 1, 2 and 3. STEP 4Paint. From here on it is just a matter of painting a first layer, showing the client, then refining and adding layers. The Indianapolis client chose his favorite drawing/perspective,… read more.

I have four basic steps to creating a commission painting.   STEP 1 I begin by discussing, via phone or email, what image(s) is in the client's mind and what the general size of the piece needs to be.   I usually ask if there is a particular budget we are working within.   Clients… read more.

Commission work is one of my favorite parts of the art business.  People have amazing ideas and visions of what they want and they just need someone to make it visible.  Usually it's the image of a home, pet or person - maybe a vacation photo - and they want it drawn or painted onto… read more.