Questions about photos
How many photos should I send of the subject?
I recommend sending at least three of your favorite photos to start. It absolutely can be more.
A larger selection of photos will will help me find an acceptable compositions and have enough detail to represent the subject. I will let you know if more photos are needed.
Can I use a photo taken with a cell phone?
Yes, but I may need additional photos of the subject for the details. The more pixels a picture has the better.
How do I send the photos to you?
The easiest way would be to send Photos as an attachment through e-mail.
Will you let me know which photo you will be using for the composition?
Yes, from the photos sent, I will create the composition. I usually give you a choice of two and will let you know why I think they would be good.
What makes a good photo?
A photo with light coming from one direction is always good. If the artwork is a pet portrait, make sure the expression on the face represents them the best.
Can you remove items in the photo for the artwork?
Yes, for example there may be a telephone pole in front of a house and you want it removed from the composition.
Can you add items to the composition, that is not in the photo?
Yes and No. I would need to know what you want added.
Questions about Timeline
How long does it take?
Graphite pencil drawing: Once the drawing is started it usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks
Mixed media painting(pen and ink with watercolor wash): Once the painting is started it usually takes 2 to 3 weeks
Oil painting: Once the painting is started it usually takes at least 2 months and as long as 8 months. Size depended
These are just estimated time frames.
When will you start on my commissioned artwork?
I would let you know what my schedule is looking like and when I could start. A deposit of 50% holds that spot for you and is payable to me before the piece is started.
Questions about Shipping
How will I get the finished artwork?
If you live locally: (North of Boston, MA)
For an oil painting, we can arrange to meet for delivery in person.
For a mixed media painting or a drawing, there will be also an option of delivery by mail
If you don’t live locally:
For an oil painting, we may arrange to meet for delivery in person or I may have it sent by UPS. This will be discussed at the beginning. I have arranged delivery of 2 large oil paintings in person as far as Pennsylvania
If sent by mail, will I able to track it?
Yes, once the package is shipped I will send you the tracking number.