Glad you are interested in a commissioned piece! Before you go any further, do you like my work, my technique, my style? Does my price range work for you? As with any artist, I only take commissions that fit within my style. I care just as much about liking the piece as you do and so I am picky in what I will take. Of course, don't let this intimidate you. If you have an idea that you aren't sure fits a project I will take on, just ask.
I have a minimum of $1300 for a commissioned work which is around an 18x24" piece. I charge $3 a square inch for a commissioned work for both watercolors and oils. This includes everything from the first contact and idea generation to the finished painting ready to hang. Everything is archival, I use all lightfast pigments and varnish and seal everything as an extra precaution.
Once we have come up with a loose plan of the composition and I know what you want for your painting, 50% is due (including half of any tax and shipping). The remainder will be due when you approve the painting.
A commission takes about one month to three months depending on the size of the painting and what other projects I have ahead of yours. When you commission a piece, I will give you a more specific deadline.
So if all of this sounds good to you, please contact me about that commissioned work you'd love to have!
All the best,