Commission Artwork

I craft commissioned paintings, murals,and decorative art. I even created a small  film set once. I have done many commissions independently and also spent several years working with various companies creating artwork in a variety of styles, so I am adept and comfortable with just about anything.  Besides paintings, I enjoy creating decorations and  for your home or business and have worked on everything from a bathroom to a movie theater. Take a look around the website to see more samples.

Procedure

To start the process I confer with you as to the spirit, feel and physical requirements of the projected artwork. A commission contract is drawn up outlining the details of the commission, and a 1/3 – 1/2 deposit is requested with scheduled or final payment(s) at completion.

Though the procedure for each commission varies, for a portrait I generally begin with a photography session and sketches from life.  It is also possible to work from existing photography. For a mural or other decorative art I make a design and samples. These are for client review and offer the opportunity to reaffirm consensus and direction. I then create the work. Of course I am willing to travel nationally (or internationally) to complete a commission.

Memories of Joyful Song, 30 by 40 in. Oil on Canvas

Memories of Joyful Song, 30 by 40 in. Oil on Canvas

Pricing and Satisfaction

I guarantee my work and never have had an unhappy client. For each commission prices vary according to size and content.  Paintings start at $400 for a 8 x 10 portrait and an indoor wall size mural typically runs about $3000 – $5000 depending on complexity. Please contact me for a specific quote.

 Commissioned Painting Pricing 

(These prices are for portraits, landscapes or still lives. Multiple figure compositions or highly complex subjects  may require more time and a higher price. The price does not include a frame, although I can arrange one or make one for between $50 and $200 )

  • 5 x 7 or 6 x 6 in. – $200
  • 8 x 10 in. – $400
  •  9 x 12 in. – $500
  • 11 x 14 in. $600
  • 12 x 16 in. – $700
  • 16 x 20 in. – $900
  • 18 x 24 in. -$1200
  • 24 x 30 in.  – $1800
  • 30 x 40 in. –  $2800

Postcard Painting Commissions

I  offer small commissions either 5 x 7 in. size or 6 x 6 in. size at $200 plus shipping. This can be almost any subject from a photo or object you send me. However, I can’t do human portraiture at that price or size. Take a look at my small painting bog to see some samples.

Working On History of the Furniture Industry Mural Richard Haas Design, W/ Evergreene Architectural Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.

Working On History of the Furniture Industry Mural (Richard Haas Design, W/ Evergreene Architectural Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.)