Finding the style ( by looking at works on the site) to create your painting is the key to owning a piece you, your family, or your organization, will enjoy and value for a lifetime. It is best to find an artist whose style reflects what you are looking for and who has experience producing paintings in the style you desire. A
Before you approach an artist you may want to answer these questions yourself so you are able to clearly convey your expectations.
- What size would you like your painting to be?
- Do you feel strongly that certain colors or shades of color should be included in the painting? If so be sure to let the artist know.
- What is your budget? Be honest with yourself and the artist. If your budget is tight let the artist know. He or she may be able to work with you to let you know how to decrease your costs.
- What is your deadline?
If the painting is a portrait or of an object, make available photographs of the subject to help the artist determine the level of detail needed. This will also enable the artist to give a better estimate.
The artist will give you a quote for the final painting. The quote is an in-depth explanation of what the client should expect and will receive as an end product. The quote also includes the cost, which varies for each piece.